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Physico chemical Characterization of ground water of Anand district, Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. Environmental Science and Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. Environmental Science and Technology, ISTAR, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat-388120, INDIA
  • 3 Dept. Environmental Science and Technology, ISTAR, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat-388120, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 28-33, August,22 (2012)


A report of physico-chemical study of the water samples taken from the Anand district of central Gujarat is presented here. Water samples from 42 sites have been subjected to physico- chemical analysis including parameters viz. pH, TDS, conductivity, hardness, dissolved oxygen, chloride, nitrate, phosphate, fluoride, iron and boron. Observations indicated pH, nitrate and phosphate values to be within permissible limit, TDS showed variable results while conductivity was high total hardness was slightly higher in some sampling locations, otherwise within the limits. Fe and boron was significantly high in all the locations. Fluoride was also absent in all the locations except Borsad. Chloride was considerably high only in Khambhat. The results were used to calculate the water quality index to draw conclusion about the suitability of the water for drinking and other domestic applications.


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