Assessment of potable water quality including organic, inorganic, and trace metal concentrations.

@article{Nahar2012AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of potable water quality including organic, inorganic, and trace metal concentrations.},
  author={Mst Shamsun Nahar and Jing Zhang},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={141-50}
}
The quality of drinking water (tap, ground, and spring) in Toyama Prefecture, Japan was assessed by studying quality indicators including major ions, total carbon, and trace metal levels. The physicochemical properties of the water tested were different depending on the water source. Major ion concentrations (Ca(2+), K(+), Si(4+), Mg(2+), Na(+), SO(4)(2-), HCO(3)(-), NO(3)(-), and Cl(-)) were determined by ion chromatography, and the results were used to generate Stiff diagrams in order to… CONTINUE READING