Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  12

Year :  2013

Pages :   1103-1106

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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A Study on Hydro Geochemistry of Ground Water in Visakhapatnam Costal Region using Factor Analysis



Address:   J. Srinivasa Rao1, P.V.S. Machiraju2, A.V.L.N.S.H. Hari Haran3, T. Siva Rao1
1Dept. of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P
2Dept. of Chemistry, Pragati Engineering College, Surampalem-533437, E.G. Dist., A.P
3Dept. of Engineering Chemistry, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, A.P
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ABSTRACT:
In the present research study, it is proposed to evaluate the quality of ground water in Visakhapatnam region of Andhra Pradesh. 16 ground water samples were collected near Uppada creek stream joining the sea in Visakhapatnam district during pre and post monsoon seasons and were characterized for physicochemical parameters viz., pH, EC, TDS, Na, K, Ca+2, Mg+2, Cl-, HCO3-, NO3-, SO4-2, PO4-3. Factor analysis was performed for pre and post monsoon data set. This provides an insight into the source of parameters which are responsible for the water quality changes that occur in the area including the sea water intrusion. The present study elucidated the effectiveness of factor analysis in evaluating the changes in ground water quality in this coastal region which is dominated by natural and anthropogenic activities.
KEYWORDS:
Ground Water, quality, factor analysis, coastal region.
Cite:
J. Srinivasa Rao, P.V.S. Machiraju, A.V.L.N.S.H. Hari Haran, T. Siva Rao. A Study on Hydro Geochemistry of Ground Water in Visakhapatnam Costal Region using Factor Analysis. Asian J. Research Chem. 6(12): December 2013; Page 1103-1106.
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