Quality Analysis of Selected Drinking Water of Kolasib District, Northern Mizoram (India),

Rahul Verma, Blick John, M LALRUATFELI, SHIVA KUMAR

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Abstract

Drinking water is highly polluted with different harmful contaminants due to Increase human population, use of fertilizers, pesticides, manures, anthropogenic activities etc. For mankind, knowledge· of quality of potable water is vital and is directly linked · with human warfare. The purpose of the work is to establish Physico-chemical characterization of potable water sources and to understand the sources of various contaminants in order to suggest remedies. The selected drinking water samples are collected from different locations of Kolasib district, Mizoram, India. The collected samples were analyzed as per standard methods (American Public Health Association, American Water Works Association - and Water Environment Research Foundation). The results revealed that all of these water samples were well within acceptance/ permissible limits established by World Health Organization (WHO) and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and hence suitable for drinking purposes. However, Iron contents at few sites are found exceeding the permissible value of 0.3 mg/1. For anion and cation, piper and ternary diagrams are plotted in order to classify the facies and water belongs to Ca-Na-HC03 type.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenius; Vol-VI, Issue.2
Chapter13
Pages149-159
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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