—Water pollution due to industrial activities is a major concern for environmentalists. The effluents produced from cane sugar industries are highly toxic and if let out untreated can cause serious water quality degradation. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effects of cane sugar industry on its nearby ground water quality. The study includes analysis of eight water samples from tube-wells near to the factory for water quality parameters such as pH, DO, BOD, COD, total dissolved solids, Ca, Mg, Na, Zn, K, Cl, and Fe. As many parameters showed substantive deviation from their prescribed normal values, the results of the study show that the ground water has been significantly affected and is not at all potable. The remedial measures to curb this deterioration are also discussed.
—Water quality, cane sugar industry, tube-well, potability, remedial measures.
A. H. Kawade is with the Department of Environmental Engineering, Kolhapur Institute of Technology, Kolhapur , Maharashtra, India (e-mail: email@example.com).
P. K. Gadhave is with Department of Mechanical Engineering , Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, Maharashtra, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Akanksha Haribhau Kawade and Priyanka K. Gadhave, "Potability of Ground Water from Areas around a Cane- Sugar Industry: A Case Study," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 147-150, 2015.