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sessment of ground water contamination in Erode District, Tamilnadu

G Purushothaman, R Sunitha, S Mahimairaja

Abstract


A systematic study has been carried out to assess the water contamination and the effect of the tanneries and dyeing industries effluents on Erode District, Tamil Nadu. Ten (10) sampling locations were selected in and around industries. The water samples were collected from the selected sampling points. The samples were analyzed for major chemical water quality parameters like pH, EC, Ca, Mg, Cl, SO4, Na, CO3 and HCO3. The present investigation shows a constant variation in different parameters in different locations. So it is highly important to take periodical monitoring of the ground water quality in this region for future sustainability.

Key words: Erode district, Tamilnadu, contamination assessment, tanneries and dyeing industries.




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