STUDY OF SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIABILITY OF ARSENIC IN GROUNDWATER DUE TO DRAIN BY USING GIS
Journal: Earth Sciences Pakistan (ESP)
Author: Ch. Arslan, Asma Sattar, Do Minh Cuong, Faizan ul Haq Khan, Abdul Nasir, Zia Bakhat, Fariha Ilyas
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Industrial activity is one of the major reason of groundwater contamination. Arsenic is one, which is responsible for the contamination of the groundwater. Its testing in groundwater is considered as an important activity due to its serious effects on human health. Arsenic problem in Pakistan has been identified recently as a result of field testing. In Faisalabad, arsenic has been found in groundwater within permissible limit. But due to increasing industrial activities the concentration of arsenic is increasing day by day. Drain passing through the city is one of the sources of arsenic in groundwater. The research work was conducted at Syedabbad, Faisalabad. Samples were taken from the selected drain portion and from the groundwater by the help of water pumps. The sampling points were drawn on GIS map by the help of GPS receiver to study the spatial variability of arsenic contamination The results shows that there 10109.9 mg per second intake of arsenic due to drain. Results show that there is no temporal variability of arsenic within the research period but they have spatial variability.