Potable Water Quality with Respect to Total Dissolved Salt and Nitrate Contaminant in Ground Water of Akola City of Maharashtra (India)

Author(s): Sukhadeo K. Bhagat and Rahul B. Mohod

Peoples on the Earth are under tremendous fear due to desired and undesired chemical, physical, biological and environmental changes in air, water and soil. The ground water is the major resource for drinking water for human being as well as animals. The ground water resources include, open wells, tube wells and hand pumps. The availability of fresh, safe and unpolluted ground water in rural and urban areas is very rare and restricted due to peculiar geological, hydrological, geomorphic and demographic features. A variety of chemicals such as fluorides, nitrites, nitrates, TDS, total hardness and some organic materials are dominant in ground water contamination. Present study has been carried out to determine color, odor, temperature, pH, electrical conductivity, and more emphasis is given to detailed study of total dissolved solids and nitrates in ground water resources used for drinking purpose in ward number 35 and 36 of Akola city area

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