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Nitrate contamination in ground water samples of Gangapurcity town (Sawai Madhopur District) Rajasthan

Ranjana Agrawal

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.