International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2017, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part C
Determination of Physico-Chemical Parameters and Water Quality Index (WQI) for drinking water available in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: A reviewAuthor(s):
Sunil Ram Vaidya and Shyam Narayan LabhAbstract:
Physico chemical parameter study is very important to get an exact idea about the quality of water and therefore we can compare results of different physico chemical parameter values with standard values. Water resources are equally important for natural ecosystem and human development. It is essential for agriculture, industry and human existence. Ground water, surface water (rivers, streams and ponds), atmospheric water (rain-water, snow and hail) and springs are the main source of water available to the people in general. The qualities of these water bodies vary widely depending on the location and environmental factors. The major source of ground water is precipitation that infiltrates the ground and moves through the soil and pore spaces of rocks. As ground water moves through soil, sediment and rocks, many impurities such as disease-causing micro-organisms are filtered out. Many water resources in developing countries are unhealthy because they contain harmful physical, chemical and biological agents. Nepal faces a plethora of problems related to drinking water quality and availability. Throughout Nepal, people are exposed to severe health threats resulting from water contamination by sewage, agriculture, and industry. Hence, to maintain a good health, water should be safe to drink and meet the local standards and international standards to taste, odour and appearance. The present review paper describes about the importance of different parameters of water quality.Pages: 188-190 | 806 Views 39 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Sunil Ram Vaidya, Shyam Narayan Labh. Determination of Physico-Chemical Parameters and Water Quality Index (WQI) for drinking water available in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: A review. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(4):188-190.