Studies on physicochemical parameters to assess the water quality of River Narmada for drinking purpose
Dr. Pankaja Sharma
A systematic find out about has been carried out to verify the water fantastic index of River Narmada in Amarkantak district Anuppur (M.P.). 60 water samples from 5 sampling stations have been collected and analysed for physico-chemical parameters (Temp, velocity, pH, dissolved oxygen, free CO2, C.O.D., B.O.D., Carbonate, Bicarbonate, complete alkalinity, hardness, turbidity, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, nitrate, phosphate, chloride, sulphate, electrical conductivity, complete dissolved solids and total suspended solids.) The learn about region experiences a seasonal local weather and generally divided into three seasons as wintry weather (November to February), Summer (March to June) and wet (July to October). The samples were accumulated and analysed for two consecutive years 2018 and 2019. Each parameter was once compared with the standard suitable restrict of that parameter in river water as prescribed by means of one-of-a-kind agencies. The analytical information of a number physicochemical parameters shows that some parameters like pH, electrical conductivity, complete dissolved solids, whole suspended solids, turbidity and sodium are found to be in extra than the prescribed limit in some water samples of the learn about areas. The WQI value suggests that water samples of some sampling stations are pretty unfit for drinking reason because of high fee of dissolved solids and sodium. It was once additionally observed that the water in the year 2018 was of a better exceptional than in the year 2019. Suitable tips were made to improve the high-quality of river water.