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American Journal of Water Resources. 2018, 6(2), 65-70
DOI: 10.12691/ajwr-6-2-4
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Water Quality Analysis of the Steel City, Rourkela (Odisha)

Trinath Biswal1, , A. K Mahapatra2, P. K Kar1 and R. B Panda1

1Department of Chemistry, VSS University of Technology, Burla-768018, Odisha

2Department of Environmental Sciences F.M University Nuapadhi, Balasore , Odisha-756020

Pub. Date: June 01, 2018

Cite this paper:
Trinath Biswal, A. K Mahapatra, P. K Kar and R. B Panda. Water Quality Analysis of the Steel City, Rourkela (Odisha). American Journal of Water Resources. 2018; 6(2):65-70. doi: 10.12691/ajwr-6-2-4

Abstract

Water is the elixir of life. It is one of the most essential and important commodities required for a healthy society. In this paper, an attempt was taken to evaluate the water quality for both surface water and ground water in and around Rourkela, the Steel City of Orissa. The evaluation involves the study of meteorology, hydrogeology, demography and analysis of physico-chemical parameters. From analyzed data, it was found that, except a few all other parameters are not within the permissible limit. The overall water quality for drinking purposes belongs to poor to very poor quality but the water quality for agricultural purposes are found to be suitable. Panpose area is the major polluting part of surface water in river Brahamani. In most of the areas the physico-chemical parameters of both ground water and surface water are found to be much higher than the permissible limiting value.

Keywords:
DO BOD TDS PAH Ammonical Nitrogen

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