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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 6 (2009), S1, Pages S515-S521

Determination of Phosphate in Water Samples of Nashik District (Maharashtra State, India) Rivers by UV-Visible Spectroscopy

Sanjeevan J. Kharat1 and Sanjay D. Pagar2

1P. G. Department of Chemistry, HPT Arts and RYK Science College, Nashik-422005, India
2Chemistry Department, Arts, Commerce and Science College, Dindori, District- Nashik, India

Received 28 March 2009; Accepted 20 May 2009

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The major rivers of Nashik District (Maharashtra State, India) are Godavari, Kadawa, Girna, Punad and Mosam. The major water pollutant of Nashik District Rivers is Phosphate. The amount of phosphate has been determined by the molybdenum blue phosphorous method in conjugation with UV-Visible Spectrophotometer. The data has been analyzed by least square method. The more phosphate polluted river in Nashik district is Godavari. The least phosphate polluted river in Nashik District is Punad.