Physicochemical Properties, Contamination and Suitability of Canal Water for Irrigation, Lahore Branch Pakistan

  • Tayyaba Aftab Centre for Environmental Protection Studies,Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Tahira Shafiq Centre for Environmental Protection Studies,Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Bushra Khan College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Abstract

The pollution status of Lahore branch canal was determined by physical, chemical and metal constituents because the water is used for irrigation of lands in and around the city. The average result of each physical, chemical and metal parameter at 12 different sites (Location-1 to Location12) of Lahore branch canal was compared with Food and Agricultural organization (FAO). All physical and chemical parameters were within standards limit while metals concentrations were found in variable quantities in canal water samples. cadmium, copper and chromium concentration was found much higher  than the permissible FAO standards. 

Published
Dec 1, 2011
How to Cite
AFTAB, Tayyaba et al. Physicochemical Properties, Contamination and Suitability of Canal Water for Irrigation, Lahore Branch Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1 & 2, p. 7, dec. 2011. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/158>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2017.