Physico-Chemical Analysis of Drinking Water in District Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Hamid Iqbal, Muhammad Ishfaq, Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad Naseer Abbas, Ali Rehaman, Sohail Ahmad, Muhammad Zakir, Sajeed Gul, Bibi Ibtesam Shagufta, Musarat


This study was performed to examine the Physico-chemical analysis of water sources like Storage tank, Tube well and Tap water collected at sampling points of Shakardara, Lachi and Kohat city in district Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and analyzed for the presence of various parameters like heavy metals, Sulphates, Nitrates, Nitrites, Chlorides, Total solids and Total soluble solids. Results indicated that some water samples had unacceptable level of ions and heavy metals as approved by World Health Organization (WHO). Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium were observed high from WHO standard in some samples. The concentration of Iron, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Cadmium, Chromium and Lead were found below the WHO recommended guidelines.

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International Journal of Basic Medical Sciences and Pharmacy (IJBMSP): ISSN: 2049-4963