Elevated Iron in Drinking Water around the Villages of Kali river (East), Meerut, UP, India
Chaudhary Renu, Kumar Arun
Department of Chemistry, Meerut college, Meerut (UP), India.
Elevated iron in drinking water samples was measured around the villages of Kali river (east), India. The results indicated that iron varies from 0.02 to 10.28 mg/l in 32 drinking water samples and about 68.75% show high iron content (>0.3 mg/l) which is more than the permissible limits in drinking water. In the villages around Kali river (east), 22 samples exceeded the desirable limit of iron. The possible sources of the high iron content in drinking water were identified as various iron industries located at Muzaffarnagar, a nearby district of Meerut and the effluents of sugar mills and paper mills which are dumped into Kali river (east) without any predisposal effluent treatment.