IJEP 39(8): 758-762 : Vol. 39 Issue. 8 (August 2019)
Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Department of Environmental Science, Gwalior – 474 005
Water is a crucial asset, essential for the survival of all biological systems. The quality of water is degraded throughout the globe due to over-exploitation, industrialization, urbanization and pollution. The surface and groundwater are contaminated with a number of pollutants, like heavy metals, pesticides and biological contaminants. The use of contaminated water for irrigation, domestic and household purposes would lead to various diseases and infections in humans and other organisms. The present investigation was undertaken to analyze the existence of various metals in the water samples of two industrial areas of Bhopal region, namely Govindpura and Mandideep. All the samples were analyzed for the presence of lead (Pb), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), mercury (Hg) and fluoride (F). The result shows the existence of Pb, Cu and Zn in all the water samples while Ni, As, Hg and F was not detected in any sample. The seasonal variations in the concentrations of heavy metals were also found.
Heavy metals, Industrial, Concentration, Contaminants