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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 1, May 2014 pp 105-108

Research Article

Hydrochemical Characteristics and Groundwater Quality Assessment in Shendra Area, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India


Deshpande S. M.1, Gaikwad G. D.1, Mahajan G. D.2, Aher K. R.2

1Post Graduate Department of Geology, Institute of Science, Caves Road, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

2Groundwater Survey & Development Agency, Senior Geologist office, Central Administrative Building, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Hydrochemical characteristics and groundwater quality assessment study was carried out in and around Shendra area of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Twenty five groundwater samples collected randomly to investigate physicochemical parameter such as pH, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Total Dissolve Solids (TDS),Calcium (Ca2+), Magnesium(Mg2+),Total Hardness (TH), Sodium (Na+), Potassium (K+), Bicarbonate alkalinity (HCO3),Sulphate (SO4) and Chloride (Cl) in order to understand the different geochemical processes. The chemical characteristics were determined as per the standard methods for examination of water and wastewater (APHA, 2002), Trivedi and Goel (1984), and all results are compared with standard limit recommended by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS,1991), and World Health Organization (WHO,1993). Comparison of geochemical data indicates the majority groundwater samples are within the limit prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards and World Health Organization.