Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2016)
Physical and chemical characteristics of drinking water quality in rural areas of north Iran by geographic information system (GIS)
Author(s): Abdoliman Amouei, Hossein Faraji
Abstract: Background and purpose: Babol city in the central part of Mazandaran province, with more than 577 villages. The only source of drinking water for the residents of these villages is groundwater. Therefore, evaluating the quality of these resources is important. The aim of this study is qualitative evaluation of the drinking water in the villages of Babol city.
Materials and Methods: This research was a cross - sectional. 56 samples from 28 wells were selected randomly Five qualitative parameters (EC, Na+, NO3-, NH4+ and TDS) was tested in two seasons of low rainfall and high rainfall. A comparative analysis with Arc GIS software model 16 was performed.
Results: In this study, electrical conductivity with a mean of 625±120 microsiemens/cm and a minimum of 450 to a maximum of 950 microsiemens/cm, Sodium with a mean of 70±20 mg/l and at least 7.6 to a maximum of 100 mg/l, Nitrate with an average of 10.3±4.3 mg/l and at least 7.4 to a maximum of 16.3 mg/l, Ammonium ion with mean 0.14±0.1 mg/l and the minimum 0.01 to a maximum of 0.27 mg/l, and total dissolved solids with a mean of 387±43 mg/l and Varies from a minimum of 261 to a maximum of 410 mg/l.
Conclusion: The results showed parameters values are less than the recommended amount of world health organization guideline. Utilization management and protection of groundwater should be regarded as a basic principle used in planning of Babol Township.
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How to cite this article:
Abdoliman Amouei, Hossein Faraji. Physical and chemical characteristics of drinking water quality in rural areas of north Iran by geographic information system (GIS). Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(2):13-17.