Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2011

Pages :   481-490

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Study on Ground Water Quality of Greater Visakhapatnam City, Andhra Pradesh from July, 2007 to June, 2008.



Address:   G. Srinivas Rao1* and G. Nageswara Rao2
1Department of Chemistry, GITAM Institute of Science, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam – 530 045, India.
2School of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530 003, India.
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Water samples were collected from 14 open wells, 34 bore wells and two reservoirs to study the ground water quality of Greater Visakhapatnam city. The samples were analyzed for the parameters like Temperature, pH, Conductivity, Total dissolved solids, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Nitrate, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride and Alkalinity. Low ionic concentrations in ground waters far (7-14 km distance) from the sea coast were observed which are within the permissible limits of WHO and ISI standards. Ground waters close to the sea coast i.e. one to two kilometers distance (60 to 150 feet depth) have high values of Conductivity, Total dissolved solids, Hardness, Chloride, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium which are not in permissible limits.
KEYWORDS:
Ground water quality, Visakhapatnam, salt water.
Cite:
G. Srinivas Rao, G. Nageswara Rao. Study on Ground Water Quality of Greater Visakhapatnam City, Andhra Pradesh from July, 2007 to June, 2008. Asian J. Research Chem. 4(3): March 2011; Page 481-490.
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