Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)
Physico-chemical analysis of drinking water around Mauganj blocks of Rewa district (M.P.) (India)
Author(s): Virendra Kumar Pushkar, Dr. Shobha Gupta
Abstract: The present paper deals the physico-chemical properties and heavy metals in drinking water samples collected from different sources in and around Mauganj Blocks District Rewa (M.P.) India. A total number of 75 water samples were collected from different sources like hand pumps (40), wells (20), taps (10), rivers (1) and ponds (4). The gross appearance, taste, odour, temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, alkalinity, conductivity, total dissolved solid and the concentration of lead and cadmium were analyzed. Water samples were transparent, odourless and taste was agreeable except rivers and ponds. The mean value of temperature (26.3±1.05 to 31±0), pH (6.71±0.02 to 7.3±0.03), Dissolved oxygen (2.9±0 to 8.05±0.04), Biochemical oxygen demand (3.2±0 to 6.41±0.76), Alkalinity (46.8±10.2 to 103.2±0.18), Conductivity (122.34±11.09 to 280±0) and Total dissolved solid (141.6±7.06 to 280.6±16.5). Mean levels (ppm) of lead (Pb) was (0.04±0.00 to 0.10±0.04) and cadmium (Cd) was (0.01±0.00 to 0.05±0.0).