Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2011

Pages :   1214-1220

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Assessment of Quality of Ground Water and Surface Water of Choudwar Area in Cuttack District

Address:   Pradeepta K. Bhuyan, Pradyusa Samantray* and Swoyam P. Rout
Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, Dept. of Chemistry, Utkal University, Vani Vihar Bhubaneswar 751004, India
*Corresponding Author

An assessment of the water quality of surface and ground water was studied in three different seasons namely summer, premonsoon and winter. Choudwar industrial area i.e Ferro-alloys Unit (IMFA) and its Captive Thermal Power Plant, Air Force Defence Unit (Aviation Research Centre, Government of India) and one major industry i.e. Arati Steel at Ghantikhal towards the west on the bank of river Mahanadi. Four parameters namely pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Biochemical Oxygen Demand and Fecal Coliform was considered to compute Water Quality Index based on National Sanitation Foundation studies. Our findings highlighting the overall quality of ground water and surface water adjoining the study area except Putoloi (of Birupa) River which remains unaffected in spite of the discharge of effluent water of industrial units located in the study area. However there is deterioration of water quality of few stations due to industrialisation and human activities.
Choudwar area, NSF Water Quality Index, Dissolved Oxygen, Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Fecal Coliform.
Pradeepta K. Bhuyan, Pradyusa Samantray, Swoyam P. Rout. Assessment of Quality of Ground Water and Surface Water of Choudwar Area in Cuttack District. Asian J. Research Chem. 4(8): August, 2011; Page 1214-1220.
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