International Journal of Chemistry Studies

International Journal of Chemistry Studies


International Journal of Chemistry Studies
International Journal of Chemistry Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2021)

Assessment of heavy metal contamination of groundwater in Sikandra forest area of Agra district, U.P. (India)


Rekha Suman, R B Singh

Heavy metal contamination of groundwater in Sikandra forest Area of Agra district, U.P. (India) was assessed using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS). Finding revealed that the concentration of heavy metals in the groundwater within the study area ranged from 0.026 to 0.077 mg/L for Pb, 0.016 to 0.046 mg/L for Cd, 0.241 to 0.979 mg/L for Cu, 0.452 to 1.021 mg/L for Mn, 0.005 to 0.052 mg/L for Ni and 0.430 1.036 mg/L for Zn. Findings also showed that Pb, Cd and Mn Concentrations exceeded the World Health Organization’s guidelines for drinking-water quality in 25%, 40% and 5% of groundwater samples examined respectively. In view of degree of groundwater contamination in Sikandra forest area of Agra district by Pb and Cd. The study suggest an urgent need for remediation and regular monitoring of the groundwater in Sikandra forest area of Agra district.
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Rekha Suman, R B Singh. Assessment of heavy metal contamination of groundwater in Sikandra forest area of Agra district, U.P. (India). International Journal of Chemistry Studies, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 19-21
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