Determination and removal of Nitrate in Ground Water of western Rajasthan: with Special Reference to Barmer Region
Ruchi Mathur1, Ravi Sharma1, Arun Suthar1, Anju Sharma2,
Shobha Sharma1* and Pradeep K. Sharma1
Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
Nitrate in groundwater represent a widely distributed pollution concern. Nitrates are perhaps the most
ubiqutious of all groundwater contaminants. Natural and man induced sources of nitrate in ground water
are a result of water usage for irrigation, excessive application of commercial fertilizers or manure, and
waste disposal practices associated with land application of sludge or waste water effluents , municipal or
industrial landfills and septic tank systems . The key concern regarding usage of groundwater with
excessive concentration of nitrate is related to human health effects, particularly with regard to infants.
The major effects are associated with losses in oxygen transport capabilities in the blood.