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Influence of municipal solid waste dumpsite on some physicochemical parameters of ground water

Author Affiliations

  • 1Indira Gandhi Centre for Human Ecology, Environmental and Population Studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • 2Indira Gandhi Centre for Human Ecology, Environmental and Population Studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 42-48, February,22 (2018)

Abstract

The rapid increase in the population, urbanization, industrialization and changes in consumerism pattern have given birth to several environmental problems that mainly include air, land and water pollution. The current study focuses on the effect of uncontrolled dumping of municipal solid waste on ground water. The physicochemical properties of water like temperature, pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, alkalinity, chloride, total hardness (TH), calcium hardness, magnesium hardness, acidity, phosphate, fluoride, dissolved oxygen (DO), chemical oxygen demand (COD), sodium and potassium were analysed. It was found that the values for EC, TDS, calcium hardness, magnesium hardness, sodium and potassium were beyond the permissible limit prescribed by WHO (2004) and BIS 10500 (2012).

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