Acta Scientific Microbiology

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 1

Integrated Hydrogeochemical Analysis and Assessment of Groundwater Quality Surrounding Darul Aman: A Case Study of Elm-e-Farhang, Alawdin Masjid Fatima Zahra, Animals Clinic, and Abas Qoli Masjid Salman Fars

Abdul Mohammad Aziz1, Mohammad Dawod Shirzad2 and Hiteshkumar Arvind Solanki3*

1Faculty of Chemistry, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan
2Faculty of Environment, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan
3Professor and Head, Department of Botany, Bioinformatics and Climate Change Impact Management and Environmental Science, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

*Corresponding Author: Hiteshkumar Arvind Solanki, Professor and Head, Department of Botany, Bioinformatics and Climate Change Impact Management and Environmental Science, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.

Received: December 04, 2023; Published: December 27, 2023

Abstract

This study was undertaken to assess the groundwater quality and its suitability for drinking purposes in Darul Aman, Kabul, Afghanistan. Four water samples were collected from bore wells in the study area and subjected to comprehensive analysis of various physical and chemical parameters, including temperature, ammonia, iron, copper, bicarbonate (HCO3), and others. The recorded ammonia levels ranged from 0.02 mg/L to 0.27 mg/L, with an average of 0.04 mg/L, and iron concentrations ranged from 0 mg/L to 0.07 mg/L, averaging at 0.03 mg/L.
The analysis indicated that parameters exceeded the permissible limits set by WHO standards for drinking water in present study is bicarbonate levels ranged from 325 mg/L to 400 mg/L. the concentrations of these elements rendered the groundwater sources unsuitable for drinking purposes.
This study underscores the urgent need for remedial measures to address the compromised quality of drinking water in Darul Aman. The findings suggest that immediate environmental management interventions are necessary to safeguard the population from potential adverse health effects. Considering the contamination levels, it is concluded that the drinking water in Darul Aman is not potable. As a precautionary measure, it is recommended that individuals utilize water only after boiling, filtering, or treating with Reverse Osmosis to mitigate potential health risks.

Keywords: Groundwater; Industrialization; Urbanization

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Citation

Citation: Hiteshkumar Arvind Solanki., et al. “Integrated Hydrogeochemical Analysis and Assessment of Groundwater Quality Surrounding Darul Aman: A Case Study of Elm-e-Farhang, Alawdin Masjid Fatima Zahra, Animals Clinic, and Abas Qoli Masjid Salman Fars". Acta Scientific Microbiology 7.1 (2024): 59-64.

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Copyright: © 2024 Hiteshkumar Arvind Solanki., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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