Matern, Katrin, Weigand, Harald, Singh, Abhas ORCID: 0000-0001-9139-2617 and Mansfeldt, Tim (2017). Environmental status of groundwater affected by chromite ore processing residue (COPR) dumpsites during pre-monsoon and monsoon seasons. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 24 (4). S. 3582 - 3593. HEIDELBERG: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG. ISSN 1614-7499

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Abstract

Chromite ore processing residue (COPR) is generated by the roasting of chromite ores for the extraction of chromium. Leaching of carcinogenic hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) from COPR dumpsites and contamination of groundwater is a key environmental risk. The objective of the study was to evaluate Cr(VI) contamination in groundwater in the vicinity of three COPR disposal sites in Uttar Pradesh, India, in the pre-monsoon and monsoon seasons. Groundwater samples (n = 57 pre-monsoon, n = 70 monsoon) were taken in 2014 and analyzed for Cr(VI) and relevant hydrochemical parameters. The site-specific ranges of Cr(VI) concentrations in groundwater were <0.005 to 34.8 mg L-1 (Rania), <0.005 to 115 mg L-1 (Chhiwali), and <0.005 to 2.0 mg L-1 (Godhrauli). Maximum levels of Cr(VI) were found close to the COPR dumpsites and significantly exceeded safe drinking water limits (0.05 mg L-1). No significant dependence of Cr(VI) concentration on monsoons was observed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Matern, KatrinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Weigand, HaraldUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Singh, AbhasUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0001-9139-2617UNSPECIFIED
Mansfeldt, TimUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-240693
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-8110-2
Journal or Publication Title: Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.
Volume: 24
Number: 4
Page Range: S. 3582 - 3593
Date: 2017
Publisher: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Place of Publication: HEIDELBERG
ISSN: 1614-7499
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
INDO-GANGETIC ALLUVIUM; UTTAR-PRADESH; GANGA PLAIN; TOXICITY; FLUORIDE; WATER; DISTRICT; CR(VI); KANPUR; IDENTIFICATIONMultiple languages
Environmental SciencesMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/24069

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