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International Journal of Environmental Sciences
Year : 2014, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 332) Last page : ( 340)
Online ISSN : 0976-4402.
Article DOI : 10.6088/ijes.2014050100029

Assessment of drinking water quality: A case study of Moradabad Area, Uttar Pradesh, India

Tripathi Atri Deo*, Agrawal Meenu

Chemistry Department, College of Engineering, Teerthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad-244001 (India)

*Email id: atrideo@rediffmail.com

Online published on 16 January, 2015.

Abstract

Water is the most important commodity and mainly most misused one. Groundwater is the main principal source for drinking water and other activities in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is an indispensable source of our life. The problem of groundwater quality obtains high importance in this present-day. In order to assess drinking water quality, physicochemical characteristics of drinking water collected from 10 places of Moradabad have been made. This paper is about correlation analysis of drinking water in different places of Moradabad. This attempts to bring the significance quality of ground water at the location. Total 10 ground water samples were collected, from India Mark II (IM2) hand pumps following standard methods and procedures of sampling from the various locations to analyze, various physical and chemical parameters. The results were compared with Indian standards and WHO. Correlation and Regression analysis showed that the significant linear relationship could not be maintained among different parameters. This study revealed that water of the area is much polluted and quality management is urgently needed. Titrimetric measurements for total hardness, total dissolved solids, available chlorine, chromate ion, carbonate, calcium, magnesium, dissolved carbon dioxide, alkalinity, chloride, copper and zinc have been made. Conductivity and pH measurements have also been carried out. Total dissolved solids measured gravimetrically. The results were compared with the standards prescribed by World Health Organization (WHO) and Beau row of Indian standards (BIS) for drinking water. The correlation matrix was also calculated for different parameters of drinking water.

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Keywords

Drinking water, titrimetric, deionized water, WHO, Physicochemical, total dissolved solids (TDS).

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