International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4 Issue 5 2014- March 2014    Pages: 823-830 <<Previous    Next>>

Correlation study to predict water quality for drinking purpose

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Sunita Verma, Ajay Verma
Christ Church College, Kanpur - 208001, Uttar Pradesh, India


The present study on river Pandu was carried out to assess water quality indicators and correlation between physico-chemical parameters. The study clearly revealed that river is polluted to a considerable extent all through its entire stretch passing through Kanpur. High values of pollution indicating parameters noticed in the present study. The severely polluted stretch lies between stations 2 & 4 and to a considerable distance further downstream of station 4.Water at none of the stations is fit to be used as a source of potable water in the light of mandatory values recommended by I.S.I (IS;2296,1982). Association analysis established strong positive correlation between temperature, pH, total solids phosphate and sulphate. Total algal species established positive relation with DO and negative with COD.

Keywords: Water quality, Karl Pearson Correlation, water pollution, drinking water; physico-chemical parameters


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