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Analytical Investigation of Arsenic and Iron in hand pump and tube-well groundwater of Gambat, Sindh, Pakistan

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Author(s): M. A. Jakhrani | K. M. Malik | S. Sahito | A. A. Jakhrani

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Chemistry
ISSN 2220-2625

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 140;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Arsenic | Groundwater | Gambat

ABSTRACT
Contamination of drinking water especially with heavy metals is now a major issue from both the public health and the environmental health perspectives. In present work we are reporting a multivariate study for the concentrations of Arsenic and Iron in groundwater n=334 collected from Gambat, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan during year 2008. The analysis was performed using Hydride Generator Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (HG-ASS) Perkin Elmer A-100 coupled with MHS-15. Arsenic and Iron were evaluated in hand pump and tube well water sample with detection limit 0.02µgL-1 and 01µgL-1 respectively. The level of arsenic was found in hand pump and tube well water ranged from
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