A Case Study on Chemical Properties of Ground Water in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Padmanaban1, M. Dharmendira Kumar2, P.B. Sakthivel3, N.S. Elangovan4
1R. Padmanaban, M.E. Construction Engineering & Management Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai, India.
2Dr. M. Dharmendira kumar, Department of Applied Science & Technology, Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India.
3Dr. P.B. Sakthivel, Department of Civil Engineering, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai, India.
4Mr. N.S. Elangovan, Department of Civil Engineering, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on March 02, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 13, 2013. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2013. | PP: 715-718 | Volume-2, Issue-4, April 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1555042413/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: A case study has been conducted by the present authors to analyze the chemical parameters of ground water in Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, India. The data on ground water has been collected for this study purposes from the Government Department of Tamil Nadu for all the seven Taluks of the Madurai district during the period of 2001-2011 and compared with B.I. Standards 10500-1991. Most of the parameters found in the water samples like Total Hardness (TH), Ca2+ , Mg2 +, Na+ and F are within the allowable limits. But the abnormal levels of chemicals like Potassium found in ground water is hazardous to human health and will also bring an adverse effect on agricultural products. Remedial measures have been brought out in this paper.
Keywords: Ground water, Chemical properties, Hazard, Human Health, Agriculture.