International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of total dissolved solid (TDS), nitrate and fluoride in 24 brands of Iranian bottled waters

  M. B. Miranzadeh*, M. Hassanzadeh and S. Dehqan
Email: 5128–5132

  •  Accepted: 09 August 2011
  •  Published: 02 October 2011


Concentration of total dissolved solid (TDS), nitrate and fluoride in 24 different brands of Iranian bottled water were studied. A total of 78 bottle water was analyzed for TDS, NO3-and F- according to standard methods. Also, results were compared to Iranian, World Health Organization (WHO) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water standards. The mean concentrations of F- in all examined water samples were lower than acceptable ranges. In three brands the concentrations of nitrate were higher than Iranian legislations (NO3≥45 mg/l as NO3-). In addition, the mean concentration of TDS in 9 brands were higher than 500 mg/l (Iranian legislations) and in all brands were within the appropriate WHO guidelines values.


Key words: Bottled waters, total dissolved solid, nitrate, fluoride, Iran, drinking water.