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Appraisal of water quality index for drinking purpose of groundwater in Pennagaram Block, Dharmapuri District, Tamilnadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1PG & Research Department of Chemistry, Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirappalli – 620020, Tamilnadu, India
  • 2PG & Research Department of Chemistry, Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirappalli – 620020, Tamilnadu, India
  • 3Department of Chemistry, K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 621112, Tamilnadu, India

Int. Res. J. Earth Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 8-15, May,25 (2017)


The present study is targeted to determine the Ground water quality index (WQI) of Pennagaram Block, Dharmapuri District, Tamilnadu, India. The WQI categorized by gathering groundwater samples during the month of September 2015 and analyzed for physicochemical parameters. The following parameters have been measured for manipulative the Water Quality Index such as pH, Electrical conductivity, Total Dissolved solids, Total Alkalinity, Total Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride, Nitrate, Sulphate, Fluoride, Dissolved oxygen. The outcomes of water quality index have been have been utilized for better comprehension for the present water nature of the review region. And also it has been used to suggest the models for recognizing the water nature of the review area region. This analysis exposes that the quality of groundwater of the study area region needs a certain level of management earlier consumption, and it requires an alternate source of water or threatened from the dangers of groundwater pollution.


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