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Some Aspects of the Quality of Water in and around Rourkela

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  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Geography


In recent years the newer environmental issues regarding hazardous waste,global climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, groundwater contamination,disaster mitigation and removal of pollutant have become the focus of environmental attention. Though all the segments of environment are being polluted in various ways, the study of water pollution is selected as it is not an ordinary liquid but is the elixir of life. Moreover, water is the most common liquid but it is also one of the most unusual because of its few unique property. Rourkela is one of the most important industrial complex in the state of Orissa which has Integrated Rourkela Steel Plant, a number of sponge iron industries, cement manufacturing unit, chemicals,explosives, ceramics and distillery units and large number of small and medium industries. Keeping the above in view, the study area has rightly been selected. The study area experiences a seasonal climate and broadly divided into three seasons as Winter (Nove...

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