Chemical Analysis of Drinking Water Samples of Some Primary Schools from Magura District, Bangladesh
Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science
Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2016, Pages: 73-77
Received: Aug. 6, 2016; Accepted: Sep. 12, 2016; Published: Oct. 10, 2016
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Md. Aminur Rahman, Department of Public Health Engineering, Zonal Laboratory, Khulna, Bangladesh
Kamrun Nahar, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Sharif Md. Al-Reza, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
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In order to ascertain water quality for human consumption, major and minor ions were evaluated in the drinking water supplied to the primary school students of Magura district in Bangladesh. Standard methods were used for determining physical and chemical characteristics of the water samples. Arsenic (As), Iron (Fe) and Manganese (Mn) contents of the drinking water samples were also analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The data showed the variation of the investigated parameter in water samples as follows: pH 7.29 to 8.93, Electrical Conductivity (EC) 343 to 3000 µS/cm, chloride 10 to 725 mg/l, hardness 130 to 790 mg/l as CaCO3, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 178 to 1530 mg/l, As Below the Detection Limit (BDL) to 0.012 mg/l, Fe 0.03 to 3.79 mg/l and Mn 0.03 to 0.66 mg/l. The concentrations of testing parameter in the drinking water samples were not permit all the sources of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Bangladesh Drinking Standards (BDS) water quality guideline values.
Drinking Water, Primary School Students, AAS, Metal Ions, Water Quality
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Md. Aminur Rahman, Kamrun Nahar, Sharif Md. Al-Reza, Chemical Analysis of Drinking Water Samples of Some Primary Schools from Magura District, Bangladesh, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2016, pp. 73-77. doi: 10.11648/j.wros.20160505.12
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