Comparative Analysis of Water Quality Parameters at Three Mumbai Beaches: A Statistical Approach

Dr. Archana Kocharekar1 Mr. Rahul Bharsat2 Saima Ansari3 Talisha Gomes4 Nazmin Ansari5
  • 1Department of Chemistry, Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • 2Department of Chemistry, Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • 3Department of Chemistry, Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • 4Department of Chemistry, Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • 5Department of Chemistry, Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

This study presents a comparative analysis of water quality parameters in three prominent beaches of Mumbai: Versova Beach, Silver Beach, and Juhu Beach, conducted in the afternoon. Water samples were collected simultaneously from multiple locations along each beach and subjected to comprehensive testing for turbidity, total dissolved solids (TDS), total solids, amount of CO2, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), pH, total hardness, and conductivity. The results revealed variations in water quality parameters among the beaches, with significant differences observed in pH, turbidity, TDS, BOD, total hardness, total solids and amount of CO2. Juhu Beach exhibited high BOD levels compared to Silver and Versova Beaches, indicating the presence of organic pollutants in the water, whereas the pH level of Versova and Silver Beaches were nearly same i.e. weakly basic. The findings highlight the importance of regular monitoring and targeted interventions to mitigate pollution and safeguard the water quality of Mumbai's beaches for recreational and environmental purposes.

PUBLISHED
2024-06-10
ISSUE
Vol 3 Issue 2

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   ISSN : 2583 – 7117

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