A Study of Drinking Water of Industrial Area of Sheikhupura with Special Concern to Arsenic, Manganese and Chromium

Syeda Rubina Gilani, Mushraf Hussain, Yawar Baig, Zaid Mahmood, Zaigham Abbas, Samana Batool


In our current study we focused our attention to analyze the drinking water of industrial area of Sheikhupura that is swarming with small and large industries. Previously no work has been reported related to this area. Samples were collected from the twelve different sites of the mentioned area for six months at frequency of once per fifteen days (map in Fig 1). The samples were analyzed under strict quality control conditions and ASTM (American Standard Testing Methods) methods were employed for strictly precise and accurate results. Four sites showed bacterial contamination, five sites indicated high level of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) and conductivity. Only one site indicated elevated chromium leve(0.6 mg/L)l, two depicted increased level of arsenic but five sites gave idea about the high level of manganese(highest average value 1.2 mg/L ) in the study area.

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