Volume 7 Issue 3 - September 2016

  • 1. A study on contamination of fresh water aquifers with fluoride through domestic sewage in puttur town - d.k.

    Authors : Suresh Babu B. T., Amar Byakodi

    Pages : 119-123

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.73.516

    Keywords : Fluoride, Freshwater aquifers, Domestic sewage.

    Abstract :

    Fluoride intake with drinking water is severe problem in several places in the country. Moderate amount of fluoride leads to dental fluorosis, but long term ingestion of large amounts can lead to potentially severe skeletal problems. Keeping in view this factor, a study was planned to know the status of fluoride concentration of fresh water aquifers contaminated through domestic sewage. Among 98 existing ground water sources, 48 fresh water aquifer are indentified which are adjacent to open raw sewage disposal drains, health centres and major hospitals. Physico-chemcial parameters are analyzed for the collected sample for three months in three cycles at an interval of 30 days. The fluoride content varied from 0.04 to 0.14 mg/l during the study period. The value of pH varied from 4.80 to 8.29 and 58.33% of the sources shows a pH value less than 6.50. Similarly, 6.25% of the sources shows a sulphate concentration more than the prescribed limit of 200 mg/l. Results of the study indicate ground water aquifers are not contaminated with fluoride and are suitable for drinking purpose.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Suresh Babu B. T., Amar Byakodi, "A study on contamination of fresh water aquifers with fluoride through domestic sewage in puttur town - d.k.", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=907&j_id=3325, Volume 7 Issue 3 - September 2016, 119-123, #ijltetorg