Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 459-469 Jan-Mar 2014

 

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF WATER SOURCES OF FEW AREAS IN AND AROUND GWALIOR, MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA

 

Saxena Richa* and Sharma Manju

Department of Engineering Chemistry, ITM GOI, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 25, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present study is a review on the water analysis of some areas in Gwalior region conducted by various research groups in recent years. Various water sources of Gwalior region were assessed for its irrigational suitability, fish cultures well as drinking purpose. In this paper, different research studies are summarized on water analysis of different areas in and around Gwalior region, which is helpful to know the quality of water of this area and therefore its usage. Various physico-chemical parameters which were commonly tested by these groups are pH, conductivity, total hardness, TDS, turbidity, DO,several inorganic ions etc. The cumulative evidences obtained after analysing the water samples, supports the fact that the water of this region contains high pathogenic content, TDS, fluoride, chloride and sodium ion concentration mainly and in few samples high BOD and COD is indicative of the pollution status of these water sources. Thus, making it unfit for drinking purpose and requires proper treatement, however in some cases boiling and filtering of water before its usage would be suitable and for defluorination Nalgonda technique at domestic level is suggested.

 

Keywords : pH, Conductivity, TDS, Turbidity, Nalgonda technique

 

 

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