IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS ON GROUND WATER QUALITY- A CASE STUDY OF GUJRANWALA, PAKISTAN
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Geology (PJG)
Author: Muhammad Usman , Mian Bilal Khalid, Hafsa Yasin, Abdul Nasir, Ch Arslan
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Industrial effluents are polluting our natural resources, surface as well as ground water. No doubt industrial development is the need of the hours, but they are destroying the quality of life. By directly discharging wastewater in the drain poses a substantial impact on all factors of environment. The current study was conducted to investigate the groundwater condition and quality of nearby areas of different industries (textile and tannery) due to untreated disposal of waste water. Sampling points were selected within the range of 4km from particular industry. Important parameters for ground water quality were investigated. It included pH, hardness, Chlorides, Nitrates and TDS. Results have shown deviations from their respective permissible limits that is a big indicator of groundwater destruction due to disposal of industrial waste water that is composed of several dangerous pollutants. It is the need of the hour to work on the wastewater treatment programs so that waste water will be processed to remove pollutants and can be used again. This is 2 in 1 strategy. Treated water will be free of pollutants and can be used again. Fresh water demand will be lessened.