European Academic Research ISSN 2286-4822
ISSN-L 2286-4822
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Article Name :
Determination of Metals Concentration in drinking water of Jaffarabad, Balochistan
Author Name :
Abdul Qayyum, Attiq-ur-rehman Kakar, Abdul Hakeem, Naqeebullah, Muhammad Ibrahim
Publisher :
Bridge Center
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Abstract :
Water is an essential component for human beings and its quality has a significant impact on public health. In this study, the concentrations of eight heavy metals (Iron, Cadmium, Lead, Manganese, Copper, Cobalt, Nickel, and Sodium) in ground and surface water samples from rural and urban areas of district Jaffarabad were analyzed using an Atomic Absorption Spectrometer. Four samples each were collected from rural and urban areas. The results revealed that Manganese was not detected in samples A, B, D, G, and H, while Cadmium was not detected in samples A, B, C, D, and H. The concentrations of Fe, Cu, Mn, and Ni were within acceptable limits in samples C, D, E, F, and G, and Cd was not detected in samples A, B, C, D, and H. However, the sodium concentrations exceeded the permissible limit in all samples. In urban areas, Pb exceeded acceptable limits in samples B, F, G, and H, while Cd exceeded the permissible limit of the World Health Organization in samples E and F. Co concentration exceeded the limit in samples C, D, and E. Overall, the excessive concentrations of heavy metals make the water unsafe for drinking and remedial measures should be taken to ensure the safety and usability of water.
Keywords :
Metals, Drinking Water, Atomic Absorption spectrometer, Jaffarabad

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