Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: 30, Pages: 2325-2332
Zonunthari1, Emacaree S Nongtri1, Lalnuntluanga1, Prabhat Kumar Rai1*
1Department of Environmental Science, School of Earth Sciences and Natural Resources Management, Mizoram University (A Central University), Tanhril, Aizawl, 796004, Mizoram, India
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:09 June 2023, Accepted Date:05 July 2023, Published Date:09 August 2023
Objective: To monitor and provide the first-hand information on the groundwater quality by assessing spatio-temporal variations of physicochemical characteristics and heavy metals in Aizawl, Mizoram, an Indo Burma biodiversity hotspot region. Methods: Physico-chemical characteristics of groundwater were analyzed through standard methodology following American Public Health Association (APHA) while heavy metals were analyzed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). Findings: Results revealed that several physico-chemical characteristics were observed within the range of regulatory or prescribed limits, except PO4 3- and N-NH3. To this end, the ranges of physico-chemical characteristics such as Total Alkalinity ((TA) 9.25 -250.9 mg/L), Total Hardness ((TH)11-242.5 mg/L), Calcium (2.2-71 mg/L), Phosphate ((PO4 3-) 0-0.63 mg/L), Ammonia ((N-NH3)0.056-1.816 mg/L), Nitrate ((N-NO2) 0.003- 0.88 mg/L), and heavy metals, specifically Zinc ((Zn)0.2.196 mg/L) and Iron ((Fe)0-1.162 mg/L) were recorded. The present study provides first-hand information on physico-chemical characteristics, especially heavy metals in groundwater sample of Aizawl which is an integral landscape of Indo Burma biodiversity hotspot. Novelty: Groundwater pollution can be maintained in Aizawl through regular monitoring and application of green chemicals as well as phytoremediation technology to sustain the potable water quality for human well-being/-health.
Keywords: Monitoring; Groundwater; Water Quality Analysis; PhysicoChemical Characteristics; Human Health; Green Chemical
© 2023 et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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