Drinking, Tap and Canal Water Quality Analysis for Human Consumption: A Case Study of Nawabshah City, Pakistan

  • Faheem Akhtar Department of Chemical Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Mansoor Ahmed Department of Chemical Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Naeem Akhtar Department of Safety Science Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Haidian District Main Campus, Beijing, China.

Abstract

The quality of water is of the utmost importance and vital concern for the human beings since it has a direct link with the human health and welfare. If the drinking water or tap water gets contaminated, it can result in severe health problems. For example, if the drinking water contains over the limit amount of fluoride then it can lead to bone deterioration and other bone related problems. The purpose of the present study is to carry out quality analysis of drinking and tap water in Nawabshah City. The analyzed parameters are pH, TDS, Total Alkalinity, Total Hardness, Calcium Hardness and Electrical Conductivity. World Health Organization (WHO) standards are followed in the present study. Total 18 drinking water and tap water samples were collected from 6 different locations in Nawabshah City. The parameters that appeared to be within the limits are PH and total alkalinity whereas TDS, total hardness, calcium hardness and electrical conductivity crossed WHO standard limits at some locations.

Published
Apr 1, 2021
How to Cite
AKHTAR, Faheem; AHMED, Mansoor; AKHTAR, Muhammad Naeem. Drinking, Tap and Canal Water Quality Analysis for Human Consumption: A Case Study of Nawabshah City, Pakistan. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 40, n. 2, p. 392 - 398, apr. 2021. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <https://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/2095>. Date accessed: 19 june 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.2102.13.
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