Nature and Science

Comparative Study of Seasonal Variation in Physico - Chemical Characteristics in Drinking Water Quality of Kanpur, India With Reference To 200 MLD Filteration Plant and Ground Water

Priyanka Trivedi 1,* , Amita Bajpai 2 , Sukarma Thareja 1 ,

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In the present work various physico chemical parameters i.e. Turbidity, temperature,  pH, total 
hardness , Iron, Chlorides, Dissolved Solids, Calcium, Sulphate, Nitrate, Fluoride, Chromium, total alkalinity  are analyzed for various seasons;  Summer, Monsoon, Autumn,Winter, Spring for the period  (April-December- 2008 and  (January- March-2009) in  the surface water,  ground water and  filtration plant treated water  of  Kanpur city. Significant variation of physico - chemical parameters of  surface water were observed; various  physico-chemical parameters for the water samples were within highest desirable limit  (HDL) prescribed by  WHO for drinking purposes for all seasons except for pH in summer, Total alkalinity and Fe contents in spring,  autumn and winter; Total dissolved solids in winter, Turbidity in all seasons. The observations  imply that  Ganga water  in  monsoon is better than  winter seasons, where as the  ground water was found better in winter  compared to that of summer season. The results suggest that the quality of  surface water  improved after  treatment in filtration  plant as compared to ground water. [Nature and Science.2010:8(4):11-17] (ISSN: 1545-0740) 

Key Word :
Physico-chemical Parameters, Ganga water,Canal Ganga Water, Treated water, Ground water.

Volume 8, Number 4, April 2010 , ISSN 1545-0740