Physico-Chemical and Bacteriological Analyses for Evaluating the Quality of Municipal Water Supply in Kathmandu District

Authors

  • Parikshya Karki Department of Chemistry, Amrit Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Anup Subedee Department of Chemistry, Amrit Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bhushan Shakya Department of Chemistry, Amrit Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/arj.v3i01.50495

Keywords:

municipal water supply, tap water, pH, total hardness, total coliform

Abstract

Water samples from municipal water supplies in Kathmandu District were collected from 10 different sampling spots between April to May, 2018. Analyses of various physico-chemical parameters of water conducted. Physical parameters (pH, electrical conductivity, TDS) and Chemical Parameters like (total alkalinity, total Hardness, calcium, magnesium, chloride, iron, nitrate, and ammonia) were determined. This analysis was undertaken to determine whether water from municipal supply is suitable for drinking purpose or not. It indicates that in some places the municipal supplies in Kathmandu district are not suitable for drinking without filtration and proper purification.

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Published

2022-12-23

How to Cite

Karki, P., Subedee, A., & Shakya, B. (2022). Physico-Chemical and Bacteriological Analyses for Evaluating the Quality of Municipal Water Supply in Kathmandu District. Amrit Research Journal, 3(01), 46–55. https://doi.org/10.3126/arj.v3i01.50495

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