Asian Review of Mechanical Engineering (ARME)
Health Hazards Caused by Heavy Metals and their Physico-Chemical Properties in Water Samples from Jodhpur District of Northern Rajasthan, IndiaAuthor : Sudhir Mittal, Asha Rani and Rohit Mehra
Volume 5 No.1 January-June 2016 pp 34-37
High Resolution Inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (HR-ICP-MS) technique has been used to study the concentration of heavy metals (Zn, Cd, Pb, Cu, Mn, Fe, Se, Cr and Th) in drinking water samples collected from 10 different locations of Jodhpur district of Northern Rajasthan, India. The heavy metals have been studied for their health hazards and the concentration is correlated with recommended safe limits as suggested by various protection agencies. Moreover, significant correlation has been observed among the physico-chemical properties of water and heavy metal concentration. The results revel that drinking water contaminated with heavy metals is prone to radiological and hemical threats for inhabitants.
HR-ICP-MS, Radiological effects, Physico-chemical analysis, Ground water.