This paper discusses the findings of a study that assessed the physicochemical water quality parameters of surface water in Gujarat
This paper from the journal Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences presents the findings of a study that attempted to assess the physicochemical parameters of surface water in Gujarat state to explore the suitability of water for drinking and other purposes. Surface water samples were collected from various sampling locations of rivers, canal and lakes of Gujarat.
The study found that:
- Water quality index (WQI) of surface water of various sampling locations of Gujarat ranged between 44-61, which indicated the poor quality of water
- The high value of WQI at some of the stations was found to be because of higher values of fecal coliform, nitrate, total suspended solids and BOD in the surface water
- The study found that WQI can play a big role in mitigating the pollution problems encountered in different surface water bodies
- The analysis revealed that surface water from coastal south region to north region of Gujarat was poor for drinking purposes as per the water quality index. However, this water could be used for drinking purpose after purification treatment followed by disinfection before consumption and it was also good for irrigation purposes
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