Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 574-581 Jan-Mar 2014

 

ASSESSMENT OF GROUND WATER AND SURFACE WATER QUALITY AROUND INDUSTRIAL AREA AFFECTED BY TEXTILE DYEING AND PRINTING EFFLUENTS, PALI, RAJASTHAN, INDIA

 

Dutta Subroto* and Singh Shubhra

Department of Environmental Science, Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer, Rajasthan (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 20, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

Water pollution due to industrial processes has attained serious dimensions in India. Both, the quality and quantity of ground water is severely threatened by industrial sewage. The textile and dyeing industries discharge a variety of chemicals, dyes, acids and alkalis besides heavy metals and other toxic compounds. An assessment of physico-chemical characteristics of ground water as well as surface water samples were taken from different locations around industrial area of Pali city in Rajasthan . The study revealed that the groundwater samples has shown alkaline nature and chemical parameters COD, BOD, total dissolve solids electrical conductivity, chloride and Cr have exceeded the maximum discharge limits laid down by Bureau of Indian Standards , rendering wells in the area unfit for drinking and even for irrigation. The soil in this area has also become hard and infertile.

 

Keywords : Pali city, Dyeing industries, Physico-chemical parameters, Industrial discharge, Total dissolve solids, Infertile

 

 

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