QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF HARVESTED RAINWATER IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (NCT) AND NCR.

Neena K. Dhiman, Dharvi Mahajan, Anjali Deswal, Rashmi Saini

Abstract


The primary objective of this work was to assess the quality of harvested rain water in different regions of Delhi and surrounding
areas. Rain water samples were collected between May and September, 2018 from Shahdara, Vasant Kunj, Ashok Nagar,
Seelampur, Karol Bagh, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh and Gurugram. The research methodology adopted hands on measurements of
water quality parameters by using standard analytical techniques for studying pH, conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen
(DO) and dissolved Carbon dioxide (DCO ). The values of DO (mg/l) were found to be significantly very less in Central Delhi and 2
NCR regions as compared to North East and South West of Delhi. The values of DCO (mg/l) and conductivity (μs) were found to be 2
significantly higher in Central Delhi and NCR regions than North East and South West of Delhi.


Keywords


Rain Water, Dissolved Oxygen, Dissolved Carbon dioxide, pH, Conductivity, Physicochemical parameters, Air Pollution

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