Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 299-308 Oct - Dec 2013

 

PHENOMENAL INFLUENCE OF EFFLUENTS RELEASED FROM UYYAKONDAN CHANNEL ON GROUND WATER QUALITY IN AND AROUND PALAKARAI AREA TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA

 

Sirajudeen J., Arulmanikandan S.* and Manivel V.

Post Graduate Research Department of Chemistry, Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirappalli,
Tamil Nadu (INDIA)

 

Received on : August 25, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present research work deals with the seasonal variation of ground water contamination in and around Palakarai area in Tiruchirapalli district, Tamil Nadu, India located on the bank of Uyyakondan channel. Ground water samples were collected during pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon seasons during the year 2010-2011. The various physico chemical parameters such as temperature, pH, Electrical Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Hardness, Dissolved Oxygen, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Biological Oxygen Demand, Sulphate and Nitrate were determined for water samples and the results were compared with standards prescribed by WHO. The quality of ground water samples were discussed with respect to these parameters and thus an attempt was made to ascertain the quality of ground water. The mean values of water quality index for the ground water ranged between 162.8-302 during monsoon and 116.1 -119.3 during post-monsoon season, 57.8163.3 in pre-monsoon. Water quality indices of ground water samples was found to be very high in all the sampling locations on either sides of channel.

 

Keywords : Uyyakondan channel, Physico-chemical parameters, WQI, Pre-monsoon, Post-monsoon

 

 

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