INFLUENCE OF CARCINOGENIC INDUSTRIAL POLLUTANTS ON GROUNDWATER QUALITY OF RIICO INDUSTRIAL AREA OF BHIWADI (ALWAR), RAJASTHAN, INDIARajesh Kumar Yadav and Monika
The groundwater is the primary source of freshwater in Alwar (Rajasthan) and needs of freshwater of Bhiwadi town (Alwar) for drinking, domestic, irrigation and industrial utilization are accomplished by the groundwater resources such as open well, tube-well, and hand pumps. The characterization of contaminated sites of RIICO industrial area of Bhiwadi (Alwar) was investigated by analyzing the groundwater that broadly affected and contaminated by the industrial wastewater. Ten groundwater sites of RIICO industrial area of Bhiwadi (Alwar) was investigated during the period of March-May of the year 2019. The groundwater samples were characterized for the numerous physicochemical parameters and carcinogenic substances following the standard operating procedures. The results of the study has shown that the considerable variations in the physico-chemical parameters was observed for the groundwater of RIICO industrial area of Bhiwadi (Alwar). Some of the groundwater sampling sites (B-4 to B-10) were found to contaminated due to large number of careless industrial activities around the sampling sites. Six sampling sites such as B-4, B- 5, B-6, B-8, B-9 and B-10 found to have exceeded amount of carcinogenic and toxic chemical substances that comes from industrial wastewater and the groundwater is found to unsuitable for human and animal drinking and for irrigational purpose.