Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1029-1033 April-June 2012

 

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF GROUND WATER IN KALYAN, Maharashtra, india

 

Satish A. Bhalerao* and Sonal P. Tawde

Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Department of Botany, Wilson College, Mumbai (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 05,2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Groundwater is used for domestic and industrial water supply and irrigation all over the world. Water from wells were earlier used for various purposes including drinking. But now a days these wells are not in use. If water from selected sources, is potable then the load on municipal water supply can be reduced. So it is important to determine the potability of ground water from sources. The water samples were collected before and after monsoon from three areas in Kalyan, Mumbai (India). The samples were analyzed for their physico-chemical characteristics like pH, temperature, turbidity, TDS, hardness, alkalinity, fluoride, iron, copper, MPN, nitrate, nitrite and chromium in laboratory. The parameters studied clearly showed very less variation in hardness except in one place. All the other parameters were within limits.

 

Keywords : Groundwater, Aquifers, Borewells, Potability, Recharged

 

 

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