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Determination of Gross Alpha Activity and Physico-Chemical Parameters of Borewell Samples of Mysore District, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Water and Health, Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS University, SS Nagar, Mysore, Karnataka-570015, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (4), Pages 6-11, April,22 (2015)


A study was conducted in Mysore District, Karnataka to determine the gross alpha and physico-chemical parameters of drinking water quality from bore wells samples. The purpose of the study to determine the gross alpha activity of bore well samples of Mysore district and to create a baseline data for ascertaining possible changes in environmental radioactivity due to nuclear, industrial and other human activities. In this study bore well water samples were collected from seven taluk headquarters of Mysore district from January 2014 to March 2014 were subjected to determine the gross alpha activity analysis and detection of physico-chemical parameters like pH, electrical conductivity, alkalinity, total dissolved solids, chloride, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, total hardness, calcium, and magnesium. From this study, it was observed that in most of the locations the quality of water is exceeding the prescribed limits of drinking water. As most of the water samples do not meet the water quality standards, it is recommended that water is not suitable for direct consumption without prior treatment.


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