Assessment of Water Quality and Parameters Leading to Eutrophication in an Urban Water Body
R.V.Dhivya Shree1, J.Brema2

1R.V. Dhivya Shree, Department of Civil Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (TamilNadu), India.

2J. Brema, Professor, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (TamilNadu), India.

Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 July 2019 | PP: 248-251 | Volume-8 Issue-7C2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G10560587C219/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: This study has been carried out to assess surface water quality and the status of eutrophication in the Ukkadam Periyakulam lake which is a part of the Coimbatore Anicut channel system. The lake is fed by the canals of Noyyal River, it has a water spreadarea of 320 acres and a storage capacity of 70 mcft. The water samples for assessment were collected during post monsoon period of the year 2018-19. The physiochemical parameters such as pH, Total dissolved solids, dissolved oxygen, electrical conductivity, chlorides, nitrates, sulphates, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, total hardness; bio-chemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, lead and chromium were quantified. The various parameters are used to understand the spatial distribution. The suitability of water for drinking and irrigation purposes based on the results from Water quality index, Residual Sodium Carbonate Index, Sodium Adsorption is being discussed in this paper.

Keywords: Water Quality Index, Residual Sodium Carbonate Index, Sodium Adsorption.
Scope of the Article: Civil and Environmental Engineering