Keywords: industrial pollution, physico-chemical characteristics, Gove, industrial areas, Bhiwandi City, Maharashtra, India, dissolved oxygen, biological oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, United States, USA, public health, USPH, Indian Standards Institution, Bureau of Indian Standards, ISI, waste water, industrial effluent, water pollution, temperature, pH measures, solid content, total hardness, chloride, toxic pollutants, colourless pollutants, odourless pollutants, ecosystems, ecology, government regulation, sample collection, environmental pollution, environment, interdisciplinary approaches
Study of physico-chemical quality of the industrial waste water effluent from Gove industrial area of Bhiwandi City of Maharashtra, India
This paper advocates water pollution study of Gove industrial area of Maharashtra, India with special reference to the physico-chemical characteristics of common industrial waste water effluent. The physico-chemical parameters like temperature, pH, solid content, total hardness, chloride content, dissolved oxygen (DO), biological oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) were studied by collecting samples bimonthly for 12 months. The authors point out that as India moves towards stricter regulation of industrial effluents to control water pollution, greater efforts are required to reduce the risk to public health as toxic pollutants which are mainly colourless and odourless are released into the ecosystems.