International Journal of Advanced Chemistry Research
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Toxicity of heavy metals in the water quality of Ganga River in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Dr. Anupama Rai
A study to find the toxicity of heavy metals in the water quality of Ggana river in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India area was carried out over a period of Jan. 2018 to Dec. 2018. Water samples from Kanpur (Shuklaganj New Ganges Bridge, Ordnagar, Baba Ghat, Bhairav Ghat and Khayora Kati) were analyzed for heavy metals like Cu, Cr, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cd and Pb. The pH of these water samples was found in alkaline range (7.21-8.18). The concentration of PB varies between 0.44±0.32 ppm and 0.33±0.31 ppm. Cd concentration was seen to range from 0.022±0.11ppm to 0.008±0.06 ppm. The content of Cr is from 0.054±0.56 to ppm 0.38±0.33ppm. Highest concentrations of heavy metals of Cu (0.173±0.283ppm) and PB (0.44±0.32ppm) were found in Ordnance town sample, Cr (0.054±0.56) in Khyora katari water sample, Cd (0.022±0.11ppm) in Baba ghat water sample, Fe (0.366±0.98ppm) in Khyora katari water sample.