International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2015)
Monitoring of heavy metals in effluent of orient paper mill, Amalai (Shahdol), M.P.
Author(s): MK Ahirwar, GS Gupta, N Kirar, P Ahirwar
Abstract: This study investigates the pollution in the effluent of Orient Paper Mill (OPM), Amalai and Son river water in the state of M.P., India. Son river originate from Amarkantak (M.P.) and flows along with bank of Orient Paper Mill, Amalai. Effluent of OPM and Son river water were collected periodically from July to December 2014 for this study. These samples were tested and analyzed to find the concentrations of Na, K, Ca, Cd, Hg, Pb, and Cr. The toxic mercury concentration was found 0.070 ppm in sampling station SS-01 in August 2014, cadmium 0.004 ppm and lead 0.024 ppm in SS-04 in Zone-1 September 2014. The level of contamination is higher than the WHO limit of drinking water standards but Chromium content is within the limit. The toxic mercury concentration was found below detection limit in sampling station SS-07 during July to December 2014, cadmium 0.005 ppm and lead 0.008 ppm in SS-07 in Zone-2 September 2014. On the other hand, the water samples taken from Son river nearby village area are non-polluted, and the analysis shows that heavy metals are within the limits of WHO standard, except cadmium at SS-07. Acknowledgments: We would like to thank Mr. K.R. Phoolvanshi the teacher of HSS Khitauli, district Katni, M. P. for his cooperation in this survey, sampling work and data calculation.
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MK Ahirwar, GS Gupta, N Kirar, P Ahirwar. Monitoring of heavy metals in effluent of orient paper mill, Amalai (Shahdol), M.P.. Int J Chem Stud 2015;3(4):06-09.