Title: Study of physico-chemical quality of the industrial waste water effluent from Gove industrial area of Bhiwandi City of Maharashtra, India

Authors: P.U. Singare, R.S. Lokhande, A.G. Jagtap

Addresses: Department of Chemistry, Bhavan's College, Munshi Nagar, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058, India. ' Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, Santacruz, Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400098, India. ' Department of Chemistry, Vani Junior College, Mulund, Mumbai 400081, India

Abstract: This paper advocates water pollution study of Gove industrial area of Maharashtra, India with special reference to the physico-chemical characteristics of common industrial waste water effluent. The physico-chemical parameters like temperature, pH, solid content, total hardness, chloride content, dissolved oxygen (DO), biological oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) were studied by collecting samples bimonthly for 12 months. The authors point out that as India moves towards stricter regulation of industrial effluents to control water pollution, greater efforts are required to reduce the risk to public health as toxic pollutants which are mainly colourless and odourless are released into the ecosystems.

Keywords: industrial pollution; physico-chemical characteristics; Gove; industrial areas; Bhiwandi City; Maharashtra; India; dissolved oxygen; biological oxygen demand; chemical oxygen demand; United States; USA; public health; USPH; Indian Standards Institution; Bureau of Indian Standards; ISI; waste water; industrial effluent; water pollution; temperature; pH measures; solid content; total hardness; chloride; toxic pollutants; colourless pollutants; odourless pollutants; ecosystems; ecology; government regulation; sample collection; environmental pollution; environment; interdisciplinary approaches.

DOI: 10.1504/IER.2010.038081

Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 2010 Vol.11 No.4, pp.263 - 273

Published online: 18 Jan 2011 *

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