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Analysis on Water Quality of Cauvery and Bhavani River for its Seasonal Variation at Bhavani

Gokila Shree R, Deepak Kumar, Rajeev Kumar, Tabrej Aakib, Vishal Kumar Soni

Abstract


Abstract
Cauvery river is one of the significant sources of water supply for domestic, agricultural and industrial usage in Tamil Nadu. In spite of large scale utilization of the river water, poor water management has resulted in large scale degradation of the quality of water. Hence, a detailed study has been attempted in the Cauvery river, and one of its major tributary Bhavani river between the latitude 11°26′4.51″N to 11°28′39.09″N and longitude 77°39′32.39″E to 77°41′53.83″E. About 10 water samples were collected in the rivers during pre monsoon, monsoon, post monsoon and summer periods and the samples were analyzed for the physical and chemical parameters such as pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, alkalinity, hardness, Ca2+, Mg2+, Cl, SO4, NO3, turbidity, F, Fe for its seasonal variation. The analytical results were compared with the Indian (BIS) and international (WHO) standards for drinking water quality to assess the suitability of water for drinking and the extent of deterioration.


Keywords: River water, physical parameter, chemical parameters, quality standards, pollutants, drinking water

Cite this Article
Deepak Kumar, Rajeev Kumar, Gokila
Shree R et al. Analysis on Water
Quality of Cauvery and Bhavani River
for its Seasonal Variation at Bhavani.
Journal of Water Pollution &
Purification Research. 2016; 3(2):
24–29p.




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