Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2013

Pages :   257-262

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Physicochemical and Biochemical Characterization of Surface Waters in Mangrove areas of Godavari Region for Assessing their Interaction with Ground waters



Address:   P.V.S. Machiraju1*, V.Namratha2, Ch. Veerababu3
1Department of Chemistry and P.G.Courses,P.R.Govt. College (A), Kakinada-533001, A.P
2Department of Chemistry, Sathavahana University, Karimnagar-505001,
3A.P Department of Microbiology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Management and Sciences, Kakinada-533005, A.P
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Ground water is a significant source for drinking, agricultural and aqua cultural purposes in Godavari region. Ground water if contaminated due to manmade activities cause concern on environment and human health. The aim of the present study is to characterize surface waters which join the sea water in east Godavari mangrove forest region for assessing their interaction with Ground waters. Surface water and Ground water samples were collected and characterized for parameters pH, EC, TDS, Total Hardness, Alkalinity, Chloride, Sulphate, Na, K, Ca, Mg, %Na, SAR, Kelly’s Ratio, PI, MH, Cl-/HCO3- , DO, BOD and COD. Higher levels of EC, TDS, Cl-, TH and Na, K levels indicate that these waters are not suitable for drinking purposes. PI, MH, Cl-/HCO3- indicate the unsuitability for irrigation purposes while DO, BOD and COD levels indicate suitability for only aquaculture purposes. Further the waters are characterized for microbial spp and the results indicated the presence of bacterial species like Bacillus, Staplococcus, Proteus, Pseudomonas, E-coli, Klebsiella, which cause concern on human health.
KEYWORDS:
Ground Water, Surface water, Contamination, Bacteria.
Cite:
P.V.S. Machiraju, V.Namratha, Ch. Veerababu. Physicochemical and Biochemical Characterization of Surface Waters in Mangrove areas of Godavari Region for Assessing their Interaction with Ground waters. Asian J. Research Chem. 6(3): March 2013; Page 257-262.
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