Sources of Pollution, Discussion: Case Study



Although As and F polluted groundwaters are well known to occur naturally in many parts of the world, the present study shows the significant contribution of anthropogenic sources for these elements in association with SO4 2− and NO3 in the studied groundwaters. In present study area the average concentration of soil As is 10 mg/kg which is comparably higher than the soils unaffected by human activities (Wauchope 1983; Shacklette and Boerngen 1984).


Anthropogenic Source Coal Sample Deep Aquifer Phosphate Fertilizer Groundwater Chemistry 
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesQuiad-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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