ASSESSMENT OF DRINKING WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS AT SYLHET AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

F Ishaque, M A Hossain, M A R Sarker and M M Islam
Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 301-305

Abstract:

An investigation was carried out to assess drinking water quality parameters like pH, total dissolved solids, iron (Fe), arsenic (As) and chloride at Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) Campus. As this university is expanding its academic activities and establishments, it is necessary to ensure the quality of drinking water for the dwellers to continue their academic and research activities smoothly. Groundwater is the main source of drinking water in this university. The water samples were collected from the tube well and reserved tank at 5 different locations in April, 2016 covering student hall and academic establishment. The concentration of pH, TDS, Fe and Cl varied 6.8 – 7.04, 100 – 440 mg l-1, 0.5 – 1.2 mg l-1 and 15 – 20 mg l-1, respectively. The concentration of as was 0 mg l-1 for all water samples. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) standard and Bangladesh Standard (BD) of drinking water pH, TS, TDS, as and Cl toxicity were not detected. Iron concentration of main pump water sample exceeded Bangladesh standard and WHO standard and for this an aeration tank was recommended for the treatment of water before supply. Analysis of arsenic revealed that there is no arsenic contamination in groundwater at this campus.

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Drinking water, quality parameters, assessment


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F Ishaque, M A Hossain, M A R Sarker and M M Islam. 2015. ASSESSMENT OF DRINKING WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS AT SYLHET AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University 2(2): 301-305.