Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 609-615 Jan-Mar 12

 

IMPACT OF TANNING INDUSTRIES ON GROUND WATER RESOURCES

 

Anurag Tewari*, Ashutosh Dubey and Pratibha Singh

Department of Chemistry, Pranveer Singh Academy of Technology, Kanpur (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 15, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

Ground water resources are strongly influenced by long term discharge of untreated industrial effluent; all these released pollutants have great ecological impact on the ground water quality. Industrial effluents, particularly from tanneries are generating a lot of pollutants in the environment. 15 (Fifteen) each ground water samples (summer and mansoon) were collected from Jajmau area of Kanpur city and analysed for their physico- chemical characterstics including pH, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total alkalinity, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), fluoride, sulphate, nitrate-nitrogen and chromium were compared with water quality standards. The use- fulness of these parameters in predicting ground water quality and characteristics have been discussed in the study. So there is current need to identify such contaminants which are responsible for ground water deteriora- tion. This study is an attempt towards exploring the impact of such contaminants on ground water resources.

 

Keywords : Tanning industry, Ground water, Water resources,Water quality, Impact

 

 

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