Nitrate contamination in ground water samples of Gangapurcity town (Sawai Madhopur District) Rajasthan
Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
Ground water samples analysis of Gangapurcity town were collected during April 2008 to November 2008.
30 ground water samples were collected from different places of Gangapurcity town of Sawai Madhopur
district. The quality analysis has been made through the pH, EC, TDS, Total Hardness, Sodium, Pottassium,
Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride, Sulphate, Nitrate, Fluoride and Alkalinity. It was found that nitrate
concentration was ranging from 5 to 300 mg/l. The concentration remains same throughout the period,
irrespective of rain/flood period. The permissible limit by WHO of Nitrate is 40-50 mg/L. High Nitrate
concentration may cause blue baby syndrome or methemoglobinemia1.