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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Hydrochemical Investigation Of Groundwater In Some Parts Of Thanthoni And Karur Region, Tamilnadu, India

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Jafar Ahamed, A, Loganathan, K, Ananthakrishnan, S.



Index Terms:- Groundwater, Hydrochemistry, Water Quality Index, Thanthoni, Karur



Abstract: - The current study is focused on groundwater quality assessment of some parts of Thanthoni and Karur block in Karur District, Tamilnadu. Groundwater quality of the study area was evaluated for its suitability for drinking purposes by collecting ten samples during pre-monsoon season (August 2012) by adopting standard analytical techniques of APHA (2005). The water samples collected in the stations were analyzed for Electrical Conductivity (EC), pH, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Hardness (TH), major cations like calcium, magnesium, and anions like bicarbonate, chloride, nitrate, fluoride and sulphate. The study revealed that some water sources in the region are not suitable for drinking with respect to total hardness, calcium and magnesium content. Proper maintenance and treatment of water can improve the quality of drinking water and thereby a safer life.



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