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Trace Metals Contamination of Surface Water Samples in and Around Akot City in Maharashtra, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Dr. R.G. Rathod Arts and Science College, Murtizapur, Dist.- Akola-444107, MS, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (7), Pages 5-9, July,2 (2012)


The Trace metals contamination of water samples from various samples surface water in and around Akot city was assess. The sampling points were selected on the basis of their importance. The heavy metals like Cd, Cr, Pb, Cu, Ni and Zn were analyzed in surface water samples of rivers lake and field water pond. The results were compared with standards prescribed by WHO and ISI. It was found that the surface water was contaminated. Some sampling sites showed trace elements contamination above the water quality standards and the quality of water is very bad and it is unfit for drinking purpose.


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