Determination of Some Physicochemical Properties of Ground Water from Dalanj Area
In this study analysis was carried for fifty ground water samples collected from different sources in Dallang town and surrounding area. The aim was to evaluate the different parameters that determine drinking water quality in the area compared with WHO and S.S.M.O guide lines. The measured determined include pH values, electrical conductivity (EC), Turbidity and TDS. Spectrophotometric analysis was carried for determination of nitrate and fluoride. Chloride (Cl-), total alkalinity and total hardness were determined titrimetrically. Atomic Absorption spectroscopy was used for determination of copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) concentrations. The results obtained were statistically analyzed using SPSS program. The analysis shows general suitability of the studied ground water sources for drinking. Compared to WHO and S.S.M.O standards results show, high concentrations of total dissolved solids content, carbonate, calcium, and magnesium ions. Fluoride concentrations in some sources exceeded the permissible limit.