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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (452) Last page : (460)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6165

Assessment of Ground Water Quality at Selected Industrial Areas of Guntur, A.P., India

Osama Asanousi Lamma1 and A.V.V.S. Swamy2*
Department of Environmental Sciences, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, A.P., India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: arzavvsswamy1962@gmail.com
Received: 11.01.2018  |  Revised: 14.02.2018   |  Accepted: 19.02.2018  


The quality of ground water adjacent to industrial areas is a matter of grave concern as it directly impacts human health and irrigation. In this paper, the ground water quality in the vicinity of industrial areas of Guntur was assessed in two years i.e. from June 2015 to May 2017. Water samples were analyzed for physico-chemical parameters like Turbidity, pH, Electrical conductivity, Total dissolved solids (TDS), Total Alkalinity (TA), Total Hardness (TH), Calcium (Ca+), Magnesium (Mg+), Nitrites (NO2-), Chlorides(Cl-), Fluorides (F-), Sodium (Na+), Potassium(K+) and heavy metals such as Nickel, Zinc and Cadmium on a monthly basis.  It was observed that most of the parameters have exceeded the acceptable limits set by IS 10500 Drinking Water Quality Standards. The correlation among the various parameters was also estimated. The study revealed that the groundwater is contaminated with industrial effluents and out of the three stations, two were found contaminated, thus no longer potable.

Key words: Groundwater, Physicochemical parameters, Correlation co-efficient

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Cite this article: Lamma, O.A. and Swamy, A.V.V.S, Assessment of Ground Water Quality at Selected Industrial Areas of Guntur, A.P., India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 452-460 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6165