Water Quality Index of River Thamirabarani at Papanasam (upper&lower dam) Region, Tamilnadu, India
S. Rajesh1, NVN. Nampoothiri2, S. Vanitha3
1S. Rajesh, Department of Civil Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy Research & Higher Education, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. NVN. Nampoothiri, Department of Civil Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy Research & Higher Education, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Dr. S. Vanitha, Department of Civil Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy Research & Higher Education, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 01 December 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2019 | PP: 97-105 | Volume-9 Issue-2S2 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10241292S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B1024.1292S219
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Abstract: This study is done to evaluate water quality of the Thamirabarani river, by using Water Quality Index method. The water quality index of the river water was done, by analyzing the physical and chemical parameters of water samples taken at seven locations in Jan 2017 to March 2017, along the through flow path of the river. The analysis results were compared with maximum permissible limit values recommended by WHO and BIS for drinking, irrigation and aquatic life. The water quality for Dinking was assessed utilizing the WQI technique. The computed WQI values in this study are found to be between 55.65 to 23.3(for drinking), 47.1 to 14.4 (for Irrigation) and 61.2 to 15.4(for Aquatic life).The results are indicates that, for the stretch of Tamirabarani where study was conducted, the water is suited for irrigation.
Keywords: Drinking Water, Physicochemical Characteristics, Pollution, Water Quality Index, Water Quality Indicators, Thamirabarani River.
Scope of the Article: Water Supply and Drainage