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Quality assessment of water resources from asansol urban areas of West Bengal, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environment Assessment and Remediation, CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
  • 2Division of Biotechnology, CytoGene Research and Development, Lucknow, UP, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 8, Issue (2), Pages 1-9, February,18 (2018)


Water quality assessment is of great importance for ensuring use of safe and fresh water. The water quality can be described by its physical, chemical and biological characteristics. However, condition of the quality is difficult due to the variability of pollutants and biological, physical and chemical substances, which are wide range of indicators to be measured. In our research study, water quality of Asansol (urban areas of West Bengal) was assessed which is deteriorated due to the high level of industrialization and use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture. The collected samples were analyzed for pH, electric conductivity, cations and anions. The analytical data was evaluated by the chemical characteristics of the water collected from Asansol urban areas for its suitability for drinking and irrigation uses. For the suitability of the groundwater for drinking purpose, the assessed water quality was compared with the prescribed drinking water standards of BIS (IS: 10500) the irrigation use.


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