Study of Trace Metals in Ground Water in Medak, Ranagareddy and Hyderabad Districts

Author(s): K. Narasimha Reddy, M. Aruna, D. Ravindranath, A. Harinath Reddy, Chandini Patnayak and S. Satyanarayana

The ground water samples were collected during, November 2005, May 2006, November 2006 and May 2007 from eleven locations in Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medak districts for analysis of toxic/trace metals. The ground water samples were analyzed for Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn on Atomic absorption spectrometer. The metals concentrations detected in Osmansagar, Budvel, Singoor village, Nizampur village and Vikarabad were found below the acceptable levels prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards (2004) for drinking water purpose. The ground water collected from Hassan agar (Near Mir Alam Lake), Domalguda, Saroornagar, Uppal tube-wells recorded most of trace metal above acceptable level prescribed BIS 2004.

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