Assessing Physico-Chemical Parameters of Potable Water in Dhankuta Municipality of Nepal
Science Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 17-21
Received: Feb. 22, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 5, 2015; Published: Mar. 15, 2015
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Authors
Surya Dev Prasad Yadav, Department of Chemistry, Dhankuta Multiple Campus, Dhankuta, Nepal
Kalpana Mishra, Bio-inorganic and Materials Chemistry Research Laboratory, M. M. A. M. Campus, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar, Nepal
Narendra Kumar Chaudhary, Bio-inorganic and Materials Chemistry Research Laboratory, M. M. A. M. Campus, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar, Nepal
Parashuram Mishra, Bio-inorganic and Materials Chemistry Research Laboratory, M. M. A. M. Campus, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar, Nepal
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Abstract
This paper intends to describe the physico-chemical parameters and bacteriological analysis of potable water used for drinking and domestic purposes in Dhankuta municipality of Nepal. The results obtained were compared with WHO and EPA standards for drinking and recreational water. The physico-chemical parameters used to quantify the quality of drinking water were pH, alkalinity, TDS, DO, BOD, salinity, turbidity, heavy metals and anion measurements. The results of such analysis have been explained in discussion chapter of this paper and revealed tolerable to higher values as recommended by WHO standards. Total coliform and fecal coliform counts analyzed in the water samples were concluded the fecal and organic contaminations in the drinking water resources.
Keywords
Drinking, Physico-chemical Parameters, Vibrio Cholera, Gastro-Intestinal, Pathogens
To cite this article
Surya Dev Prasad Yadav, Kalpana Mishra, Narendra Kumar Chaudhary, Parashuram Mishra, Assessing Physico-Chemical Parameters of Potable Water in Dhankuta Municipality of Nepal, Science Journal of Analytical Chemistry. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 17-21. doi: 10.11648/j.sjac.20150302.11
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