Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Physicochemical analysis of water samples from three polluted sites of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Author(s): Miriam Cecilia Vassou, R Balamurugan, Mohideen Askar Nawas, Samuel Tennyson, Rajasingh Raveen, Subramanian Arivoli
Abstract: Water quality affects the biotic community of an aquatic ecosystem ultimately reducing the primary productivity and several altered physicochemical factors could cause stress thereby adversely affecting aquatic fauna. The physicochemical characteristics of water collected from three sites of Tiruchirappalli district, Tamil Nadu, India viz., sugarcane waste mixing zone at Pettavaithalai (Site 1), oil effluent mixing zone at Edamalaipattiputhur (Site 2) and sewage effluent mixing zone at Palakarai (Site 3). Various physicochemical parameters were assessed using standard methods for the examination of water samples from the above mentioned three sites. On comparison with the parameters under the International Standards, water sample from Pettavaithalai showed high calcium, sulphate and nitrate levels when compared to water sample from Edamalaipattiputhur. Water sample from Palakarai showed a lower level of contamination. Further studies should be carried out to check the efficiency of treating the water samples and reusing the same for further use.