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Characteristics of hot water springs in a region of Rishikund Munger district of Bihar State, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Marwari College, T.M.B.U. Bhagalpur-812007, Bihar, India
  • 2Marwari College, T.M.B.U. Bhagalpur-812007, Bihar, India
  • 3P.G. Department of Chemistry, T.M.B.U. Bhagalpur-812007, Bihar, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (10), Pages 15-21, October,22 (2017)


A thermal water spring is a place where hot ground water issues from the earth on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of year, and it is significantly above the ambient ground temperature, Rishikund Euthermal spring is a sulphur containing hot spring. The hot spring water samples from two selected sites of Rishikund were collected during October 2014 to June 2016 at an interval of four months and were analyzed for various Physico-Chemical parameters, viz., pH, Temperature, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Total Hardness, Total Alkalinity, Chloride, Sulphate, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium and Total Dissolved Solid (T.D.S). The estimated values were compared with the standard value of corresponding parameter as prescribed by WHO for drinking water and it was found that water of these sites are potable.


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