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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 5 (2008), Issue 4, Pages 924-929

Physicochemical Analysis of Borewell Water Samples of Telungupalayam Area in Coimbatore District, Tamilnadu, India

R. Shyamala, M. Shanthi, and P. Lalitha

Department of Chemistry, Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore-641043, Tamilnadu, India

Received 5 April 2008; Revised 14 June 2008; Accepted 23 June 2008

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The dyeing units at small scale levels in the textile city of Coimbatore are ever increasing. The effluents from dyeing units play a vital role in toxicating the groundwater quality. Hence the present study was undertaken to characterize the physicochemical nature (parameters) of groundwater in Telungupalayam village in Coimbatore city by taking water samples from five different stations. Evaluation of physicochemical parameters was carried out. To assess the quality of groundwater, each parameter was compared with the standard desirable limit of that parameter in drinking water as prescribed by different agencies. A systematic calculation was made to determine the correlation coefficient ‘r’ amongst the parameters and the significant values of the observed correlation coefficient between the parameters was worked out. Suitable suggestions were made to improve the quality of groundwater of Telungupalayam areas.