Analysis of arsenic from groundwater samples

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Analysis of arsenic from groundwater samples

Maqsood Ahmed Mirbahar, Gul Afshan Soomro, Ghulam Abbas Shar, Muhammad Bachal Korai
J. Bio. Env. Sci.17( 3), 7-17, September 2020.
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Total (100) samples of groundwater were taken from the various sources eighty (80) samples from hand-pumps, ten (10) from tube wells, and ten (10) from electric motors at sampling area in the different towns and villages of taluka Ghotki, district Ghotki, Sindh, Pakistan. The physico-chemical parameters were studied measuring electrical conductivity, pH and total dissolved salts for the evaluation of the quality of drinkable H2O and the findings were checked by comparing them with the limits allowed by the WHO. pH values of 05 specimens were (6.12 – 6.4 pH) below permitted limit value. The electrical conductivity (EC) of 06 specimens were higher than the permitted limit. The total dissolved salts (TDS) in 13 specimens were higher than the permitted limit. The As kit method has been employed to examine As from samples of groundwater. It is a hand-held and user-friendly method for the analysis of As from ground H2O. The permitted/safe limit of As given by WHO is 0.01mg/L or 10μg/L. The 34 (47.2%) arsenic containing water sampling were beyond the WHO permitted limit.


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