Original paper

Geotechnical and Geological Engineering

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 671-679

Hydrochemistry and Classification of Groundwater Resources of Ishwardi Municipal Area, Pabna District, Bangladesh

  • Golzar HossainAffiliated withDepartment of Geology and Mining, University of Rajshahi
  • , M. Farhad HowladarAffiliated withDepartment of Petroleum and Georesources Engineering, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Email author 
  • , Lutfun NessaAffiliated withDepartment of Geology and Mining, University of Rajshahi
  • , Syed Samsuddin AhmedAffiliated withDepartment of Geology and Mining, University of Rajshahi
  • , Chowdhury QuamruzzamanAffiliated withDepartment of Geology and Mining, University of Rajshahi

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Abstract

The chemical property of groundwater depends largely on the mineralogical composition of the rocks through which the water has moved and the rate of movement and these characteristics of surface water depend on organic and inorganic reactions, industrial effluents, rainfall and temperature etc. The underground water tends to contain more dissolved materials than those in surface water because of their more intimate and longer contact with organic materials of soil and rock particles. The groundwater of the studied area is dominant of alkaline earth’s (Ca2+ and Mg2+) and weak acids (HCO3 ) which may be classified as Magnesium-Bicarbonate and Calcium Carbonate types. Genetically, the groundwater of the area belongs to both “Normal Chloride” “Normal Sulphate” and “Normal Carbonate” to “Super Carbonate” group. Based on EC, SAR and RC, the groundwater of the area varies from good–excellent quality for irrigation purposes with low alkali hazard and medium salinity hazard.

Keywords

Groundwater Hydrogechemistry Classification of groundwater Ishwardi municipal area