alexa Factors affecting alkaline nature of rain water in Agra (India).
Chemistry

Chemistry

Modern Chemistry & Applications

Author(s): Saxena A, Sharma S, Kulshrestha UC, Srivastava SS

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Abstract Rain water was collected and analysed from a reference site, Dayalbagh and Taj Ganj, near the Taj Mahal in Agra. The ionic components Ca, Mg, Na, K, NH(4), Pb, Fe, Zn, SO(4), HCO(3), Cl and F were analysed along with pH, alkalinity and conductance. The average pH of rain water at both sites is 7.05. There is a dominance of alkaline components, particularly Ca. The rain water chemistry shows the importance of calcareous soil-derived materials in controlling the pH of rain water.
This article was published in Environ Pollut and referenced in Modern Chemistry & Applications

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