Singh, K.K. and Singh, Abhay Kumar and Tewary, B. K. (2011) Quality assessment of ground water of Jharia coalfield areas (West Bengal): A Case Study. Bhartiya Vaigyanic Evam Audhyogik Anusandhan Patrika (Hindi) , 19 (1). pp. 53-58. ISSN 0971-7706

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The physiochemical characteristics of ground water of th upper catchments of Jharia coalfield (WB) were studied to evaluate the water quality assessment. The aims of the present work is to characterize and to assess the suitability of Ground water for domestic purposes y comparing various parameters of ground water with drinking water standard as per IS:10500. Representative twenty water samples from ground water (tubewell and dug wells) were collected from different sampling sites inclusing minig, rural and town areas of Lodna, Bastacolla, sijua, Western Jharia, Block-II Barora, Dgiwadih, Dhansar, Alkusa and Tasra mining area of Jharia Coalfield. Water samples were analyzed for pH, EC, TDS, alkalinity, major anions (F, C1, NO3HCO3, and SO4) and major cations (Na, K, Ca and Mg). Ground water quality assessment of the Jharia coal field indication that soft to very hard, fresh to brakish type and alkalinity type of the nature. The quality assessment shows that in general, the water is suitable for domestic purposes with some exceptions. However, EC, TDS, NO3, Mg, Ca and SO4 values are exceeding the desirable limits at some site, making it unsafe for drinking.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2011 08:49
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2011 08:49

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