QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL POLLUTANTS ON GROUNDWATER OF RIICO INDUSTRIAL AREA OF BHIWADI TOWN OF ALWAR, RAJASTHANRAJESH KUMAR YADAV AND MONIKA
Bhiwadi is a small town and rising industrial hub of Tijara tehsil of Alwar district, Rajasthan (India). The needs of drinking, domestic, irrigational and industrial water of Bhiwadi town and surrounding villages are primarily accomplished by the groundwater resources. This study was carried out to investigate the consequence of industrial pollutants on the quality of groundwater of Bhiwadi town and its surrounding areas. The sampling of groundwater was carried out from twelve groundwater sampling sites of Bhiwadi town and its surrounding areas during the period of pre-monsoon season of the year 2019. The groundwater samples were estimated for the various physicochemical parameters such as pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total dissolve solids (TDS), fluoride (Fâ), chloride (Clâ), nitrate (NO3â), total hardness (TH), total alkalinity (TA), dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and toxic industrial constituents following the standard procedures. The results of the study have revealed that the considerable variations in the physicochemical parameters for the groundwater of RIICO industrial area and its surrounding area of Bhiwadi town. All groundwater sampling sites of Bhiwadi town and its surrounding area were found to contaminated due to be industrial activities around the sampling sites. Due to these parameters, the groundwater of Bhiwadi town and its surrounding areas were found to be unsuitable for drinking purpose because all the groundwater samples do not imitate with the acceptable drinking water standards of WHO and BIS.