Chemical quality of drinking water in Bandar Abbas

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Kavoos Dindarloo 1 , * , Vali Alipour 1 , Gholamreza Farshidfar 2

1 Instructors Department of Environmental Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Dindarloo K, Alipour V, Farshidfar G. Chemical quality of drinking water in Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Med J. 2006 ; 10(1):e89769.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 10 (1); e89769
Published Online: September 23, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 02, 2005
Accepted: September 23, 2005

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Abstract

Introduction: Natural water normally consists of mineral compounds, suspended
solids and dissolved gases. Some of these components are necessary for human
health, but if more than allowable limits, they will endanger the human health. In
this research, important clinical parameters in drinking water of Bandar Abbas
were evaluated to compare with the national standards.
Methods: In this descriptive study, 33 samples were taken from the reservoirs in
the second half of the year 2003 and were analyzed. Titrimetric and instrumental
tests were performed on the samples. Titrimetric tests included total hardness,
calcium, magnesium, chloride and the alkaline contents of the water; and the
instrumental tests included electro conductivity (EC), total dissolved solids
(TDS), turbidity, PH, fluoride, iron sodium, nitrate content of the water.
Descriptive statistics and Excel software were used for data analysis.
Results: The study revealed that the concentration of fluoride, sulphate, chloride,
sodium, nitrite, calcium ions, total hardness, EC, TDS in ground water reservoirs
were more than maximal allowable limits. All of the tested parameters in Minab
surface reservoir met the related standards except for TDS.
Conclusion: Chemical quality of drinking water in Bandar Abbas doesn’t cause
any health problems, but as groundwater has low quality and being mixed with
surface water, some of the parameters don’t meet the desirable.

Keywords

Water– Chemistry Analytical – Bandar Abbas

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