FLUORIDE CONTENT OF DRINKING WATER OF LOWER MANAR PROJECT AT NANDED DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA

Article Id: ARCC2215 | Page : 57-59
Citation :- FLUORIDE CONTENT OF DRINKING WATER OF LOWER MANAR PROJECT AT NANDED DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2009.(28):57-59
R.G. Pawale and A.S. Hembade
Address : P.G. Dept. of Environmental Science and Dairy Science, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded - 431 602, India

Abstract

The study was carried out fortnightly over a period of one year from Jan.2001 to Dec. 2001,
to examine the variations of fluoride content and pH of lower Manar project water at Nanded
district of Maharashtra for assessing the suitability of water for drinking; irrigation and industrial
purposes. An average fluoride concentration of water was 0.38 mg/l having range of 0.22 mg/l
(January) to 0.60 mg/l (May). It was below the prescribed standards of BIS, ICMR and WHO for
drinking. The pH was in the range of 7.2 to 8.2 and is within the desirable limits. Maximum pH
was in July, while minimum in April month

Keywords

Fluoride Drinking water Lower Manar Project.

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