African Journal of
Pure and Applied Chemistry

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0840
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 354

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of drinking water quality

Krishna Vaidya1* and Mohini Gadhia2  
1Department of Biology, K.B.S. College, Vapi, Gujarat, India. 2Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 07 December 2011
  •  Published: 10 January 2012


Navsari District is located in the south eastern part of Gujarat State in the coastal lowland along Purna River in India. It’s geographical coordinates are 20°51' 0" North, 72°55' 0" East. In the present study, the physico-chemical parameters of Navsari District (Gujarat, India) have been analyzed regarding their suitability for drinking purpose. The study was carried out by collection of water samples from six sampling sites. These samples are analyzed for turbidity, pH, total solids, total suspended solids, total dissolved solids, total hardness, magnesium hardness, calcium hardness, phenolphthalein alkalinity and total alkalinity. The analyze results is compared with permissible limits as prescribed by World Health Organization (WHO), Gujarat pollution control board (GPCB) for drinking water quality.


Key words: Drinking water, hardness, total solids, pollution, Navsari.