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dc.contributor.authorKumar A.-
dc.contributor.authorBharti-
dc.contributor.authorMalyan S.K.-
dc.contributor.authorKumar S.S.-
dc.contributor.authorDutt, Dharm-
dc.contributor.authorKumar V.-
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-15T12:31:22Z-
dc.date.available2020-10-15T12:31:22Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationBiocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (2019), 20(): --
dc.identifier.issn18788181-
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2019.101213-
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/13150-
dc.description.abstractGroundwater is a vital natural resource needed for the growth and development of life on the Earth. The aim of the present study was to estimate trace elements concentration in groundwater and their effect on human health in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India. Groundwater samples were collected from the government hand pumps and analyzed for eight trace elements using ICP-MS. In all the samples, concentrations of two trace elements namely Hg and Fe were above the drinking water limits (mean values of 2.04 ± 1.94 and 1531 ± 1372 μg/L, respectively) as specified by Bureau of Indian Standards (2012) and World Health Organization (2011). For Cr and Pb, 10% and 15% of the groundwater samples respectively, were above the specified limits. The concentration of As, Cd, and Zn was within limits as specified for drinking water. Hazard Quotient (HQ) for the assessment of human health showed no potential adverse health risk except Fe. This study showed that the value of the Hazard Index (HI) for all the samples was also within limits except for one of the sampling sites (#S9). HQ and HI values were almost equivalent to permissible limits at the majority of sites. However, on the basis of cumulative results obtained during the study, it was concluded that urgent management actions are required to protect future groundwater quality of this region. © 2019-
dc.language.isoen_US-
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd-
dc.relation.ispartofBiocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology-
dc.subjectGroundwater-
dc.subjectHazard index-
dc.subjectHazard quotient-
dc.subjectHuman health risk assessment-
dc.subjectTrace elements-
dc.titleAn assessment of trace element contamination in groundwater aquifers of Saharanpur, Western Uttar Pradesh, India-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.scopusid55628573275-
dc.scopusid57208080672-
dc.scopusid57189575163-
dc.scopusid57194535380-
dc.scopusid7005982560-
dc.scopusid57204134295-
dc.affiliationKumar, A., Department of Paper Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh 247001, India-
dc.affiliationBharti, Department of Chemistry, SRT Campus, HNB Garhwal, University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand 249199, India-
dc.affiliationMalyan, S.K., Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, The Volcani Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Rishon LeZion, 7505101, Israel-
dc.affiliationKumar, S.S., Center for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016, India-
dc.affiliationDutt, D., Department of Paper Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh 247001, India-
dc.affiliationKumar, V., Department of Paper Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh 247001, India, Center for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016, India-
dc.description.fundingMr. Amrish Kumar is thankful to the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India for providing the Junior/Senior Research Fellowship during his Ph.D. The authors are thankful to the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand-247667, India for providing all necessary support for this study.-
dc.description.correspondingauthorKumar, V.; Centre for Rural Development & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Room No 375, Block III, Hauz Khas, India; email: vivekk@iitd.ac.in-
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