Investigating the Quality of Water Available in the Palayanoor Village of the Sivaganga District in Tamil Nadu, India
Author(s):
N.Manonmani, C.K.Mahadevan
Keywords:
Bore-well water; Open-well water; Panchayat water; Pond water; Physico-chemical characteristics; Water quality analysis.
Abstract
The present study is focused on the determination of physico-chemical parameters such as colour,odour, pH value (at 25 oC), total hardness,turbidity, total dissolved solidscontent, dissolved oxygen content, chemical oxygen demand,biochemical oxygen demand,flouride content,chloride content, magnesium content, residual free chlorine content,sulphate content, total alkalinity content, iron content, cadmium content, mercury content, arsenic content, chromium content and lead content of various water samples collected from different sampling points(Ayyanar pond, open-well, Panchayat tap andbore-well)in the Palayanoor village of the Sivagangai district in Tamil Nadu, India. Inorder to ensure that the water is safe for drinking and other uses, the above mentioned parameters were analyzed and compared with the standard permissible limits to assess the best designated use of this water for various purposes. Escherichia coli (E. coli) and total coliformstudy was also made.The results obtained indicate that this water can be used for agricultural purposes, washing, bathing, etcand proper purification is needed, when used for the drinking purpose.
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Unique Paper ID: 154393

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 11

Page(s): 862 - 867
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