Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 11
Page No. 1399 - 1403

Assessment of the Chemical Quality of Groundwater Resources in Chabahaar City using GIS Software in 2016

Authors : Morteza Ahamadabadi, Mehdi Saeidi, Somayeh Rahdar, Mohammad Reza Narooie, Arsalan Salimi, Vali Alipour, Razieh Khaksefidi, Mohammad Mehdi Baneshi and Hamed Biglari

Abstract: Chabahaar is located in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan in Iran and it spans over an area of 24729 km2 (in addition, the provincial capital is 691 km away from the city center). Since, the quality of groundwater for drinking and other uses is determined based on its chemical, physical and biological characteristics and also due to the factors such as long distances for transferring water from cities nearby to Chabahaar, climate characteristics of the area and also a high demand for drinking water, it is important to investigate this topic further. As a result, due to the fundamental role of chemical elements in the process and style of utilizing groundwater resources, the present study has sought to evaluate the significant physical and chemical factors of sulfate ions, bicarbonate, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, total dissolved solids, fluoride, pH and temperature which can lead to a variety of diseases, including heart, muscle, brain, skeleton illnesses and diseases and even the taste and smell of drinking water in 100 samples from different parts of the city of Chabahaar during the years 2015-2016. The present study aims to investigate the current status and distribution of the aforementioned elements present in Chabahaar groundwater resources. The findings of this study can be used to gain a better understanding of the topic at hand for a more effective management of groundwater resources at present or in the imminent future and to help solve the water crisis in Chabahaar and the whole country. The results of the study showed that the important parameters contributing to the chemical quality of groundwater resources in Chabahaar are within acceptable ranges.

How to cite this article:

Morteza Ahamadabadi, Mehdi Saeidi, Somayeh Rahdar, Mohammad Reza Narooie, Arsalan Salimi, Vali Alipour, Razieh Khaksefidi, Mohammad Mehdi Baneshi and Hamed Biglari, 2016. Assessment of the Chemical Quality of Groundwater Resources in Chabahaar City using GIS Software in 2016. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 1399-1403.

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