ASSESSMENT OF GROUND WATER QUALITY IN PATNA, BIHAR, INDIASaba Hasnain, Subodh Narayan and Chandrawati jee
One hundred samples of ground water from 10 selected sites representing all the three zones of Patna viz. Eastern, Central and Western were analyzed for physico-chemical characteristics with special reference to its vital parameters, i.e. Conductivity, pH, Total Hardness, Total Alkalinity, Sulphate, Nitrate, DO, T.D.S. The results were compared with standard Indian and International norms.The mean value of conductivity (560.6, umhos/cm),T.D.S. (417.3 mg/L), pH (7.63 mg/L), Sulphate (2.60 mg/L), Nitrate (0.47 mg/L).The Ground water quality of Patna was found to be well within the National and international norms.There was no significant difference in the quality of ground water on the basis of physico-chemical characteristics in between the three zones studied.
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