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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 672372, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/672372
Research Article

Assessment of Groundwater Quality along the Cooum River, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

1Department of Civil Engineering, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 100, India
2Department of Applied Science and Technology, Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 025, India

Received 26 November 2012; Accepted 28 January 2013

Academic Editor: Stefan Tsakovski

Copyright © 2013 N. S. Elangovan and M. Dharmendirakumar. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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