• S. Abbas Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • A. Mashiatullah Isotope Application Division, Directorate of Technology, PINSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • A. Javed Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • M. S. Khan Isotope Application Division, Directorate of Technology, PINSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • S. Saleem Department of Environmental Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan


Quality of groundwater samples in Mailsi city of district Vehari was assessed using physico-chemical and chemical parameters. Twenty seven (27) groundwater samples were collected for physico-chemical and major ion analysis. Absence of carbonate ions (CO3 -2 ) in all groundwater samples indicates presence of limestone dissolution giving rise to bicarbonate. Piper diagram reveals dominance with Ca-Mg-type of water in the studied area. pH of all samples were within WHO guidelines. The mean value of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) for Mailsi groundwater is 755.1 mg/L having a range of 272 to 1667mg/L. The TDS for majority of samples lies above the guideline values as defined by the WHO. Twenty two (22) percent samples exhibit high nitrate levels; consumption of water samples with high nitrate content may produce harmful effects in children.


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How to Cite

S. Abbas, A. Mashiatullah, A. Javed, M. S. Khan, and S. Saleem, “PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND CHEMICAL QUALITY OF MAILSI CITY GROUNDWATER”, The Nucleus, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 199–205, May 2014.




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