Assessment of Ground Water Contamination by Various Pollutants from Sewage Water in Chakera Village, Faisalabad
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 1, Issue 5, October 2013, Pages: 182-187
Received: Aug. 22, 2013; Published: Sep. 30, 2013
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Faisal Iqbal, Department of Environmental Sciences, Government College University Allama Iqbal Road, 38000, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Shafaqat Ali, Department of Environmental Sciences, Government College University Allama Iqbal Road, 38000, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Hafiz Muhammad Tauqeer, Department of Environmental Sciences, Government College University Allama Iqbal Road, 38000, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Muhammad Bilal Shakoor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Government College University Allama Iqbal Road, 38000, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Mujahid Farid, Department of Environmental Sciences, Government College University Allama Iqbal Road, 38000, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Usman Iftikhar, Department of Environmental Sciences, Government College University Allama Iqbal Road, 38000, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Muhammad Mudassir Nazir, Department of Environmental Sciences, Government College University Allama Iqbal Road, 38000, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Abstract
The wastewater used for irrigation purposes affects the groundwater quality and hence the local community of Pakistan. Field study was conducted in Chakera Village, Faisalabad and the analytical work was performed in Biochemistry Laboratory, Soil and water sample were collected in two surveys in a month on fifteen days basis with three replica of each sample. Samples were analyzed for quality parameters like pH, EC, TDS, TSS, Carbonate, Bicarbonates, Chloride and Nitrates. Results of the study revealed that untreated wastewater application raised the values of EC,TDS, Chloride and Nitrates when compared with world Health Organization (WHO). This not only degrades soil structure but also contaminates the groundwater causing severe health hazard to the local community. Carbonates and Bicarbonates were found within the permissible range.
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Carbonates, EC, Irrigation, TDS
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Faisal Iqbal, Shafaqat Ali, Hafiz Muhammad Tauqeer, Muhammad Bilal Shakoor, Mujahid Farid, Usman Iftikhar, Muhammad Mudassir Nazir, Assessment of Ground Water Contamination by Various Pollutants from Sewage Water in Chakera Village, Faisalabad, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 1, No. 5, 2013, pp. 182-187. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20130105.13
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