International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 2 Issue 4 2012           Pages:2184- 2190

Hydrochemical Assessment of Vaigai River water in India

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Vanitha. G   Indian Academy Group of Institutions, PG Studies and Centre of Research, Hennur Cross, Hennur Main Road, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore, India

Shunmugavelu. M  PG and Research Dept of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Vivekananda College, Madurai Dist, India


Water quality has become a major concern due to ever increasing human developmental activities that over exploit and pollute the water resources. A Study on Physicochemical and biological characters of River water and its suitability for drinking and irrigation purposes was carried out in Vaigai River of Tamil Nadu. Representative of three samples were collected from Kunnur (Theni Dt), Vaigai dam and Annai patty. The samples were analyzed for various water quality parameters such as Ca, Fe, Na, Cl, K, SO4 and PO4 following the guidelines of WHO and ISI. From the study, it is inferred that the river water is generally potable.

Key words: Quality assessment, permissible limit, Vaigai Dam, Annaipatty, Kunnur

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.00202030101

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