Das P.S.,Hi Technology Engineering College |
Das R.,Ramadevi Womens University |
Das N.,Utkal University
Asian Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2016
Groundwater quality of a remote and relatively unnoticed area of Mayurbhanj district, Odisha with special reference to fluoride contamination was reported. Groundwater of three villages of Kusumbandh panchayet showed fluoride concentration above permissible limit. Most of the people of different age group in theses villages are found affected due to regular consumption of fluoride contaminated water. The fluoride concentration in the groundwater showed positive correlation with Na+ and negative correlation with Ca2+ and total hardness. Analyses of rock sample of the affected area by XRF, XRD and FT-IR revealed that the presence of fluorapatite is the most likely reason for fluoride contamination. Since groundwater is only source for drinking and domestic uses, remedial measures is necessary in the study area. © 2016, Chemical Publishing Co. All rights reserved.