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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 4 (2007), Issue 2, Pages 162-165
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/701973

Study on Some Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Ground Water of District Rampur - A Statistical Approach

Susheel Kumar Sindhu and Amit Sharma

Department of Chemistry, S.S.V. (PG) College, HAPUR-245 101, (Ghaziabad), India

Received 16 October 2006; Revised 24 November 2006; Accepted 1 December 2006

Copyright © 2007 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A systematic study has been carried out to explore the water quality index of ground water of various tehsils of Rampur district. Twenty five water samples from tube wells, open wells and hand pumps at various locations were collected and analyzed for pH, nitrate, turbidity, total dissolve solid, chlorides, total hardness, alkalinity and fluoride. In this study overall water quality of Rampur district is very poor and unsuitable for drinking purpose. Water quality of Bilaspur, Shahabad and Rampur city shows that water may not be used for drinking as well as domestic purpose. Present study recommends that the top priority should be given to water quality monitoring and indigenous technologies should be adopted to make water fit for drinking after treatment such as defluoridation, desalination.