Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2008, Volume: 1, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-6
P. Thillai Arasu a*, S. Hemab , and M.A. Neelakantanc
aDeptt. Chemistry, Eritrea Institute of Technology, Mai-Nefhi, Eritrea
bDeptt. Chemistry, Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, Tiruchendur, TN, India
cDeptt. Chemistry, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti. Tamil Nadu, India.
*Author for the correspondence:
P. Thillai Arasu
Deptt. Chemistry, Eritrea Institute of Technology, Mai-Nefhi, Eritrea
E-mail: [email protected]
The water quality of Tamirabarani river, an important domestic and potable water source of Southern India, has been assessed. The physico-chemical parameters measured at sixteen locations of the river body revealed that the riparian water pollution has not exceeded the set limit of the standards. Thus the study reassures the stake holders of the river basin its suitability for irrigation and industrial purposes and also its safe use for human consumption, of course with appropriate disinfection (in the absence of investigation on the biological parameters) throughout the stretch of the investigated points during the study period. However, the investigators reiterate the need for continued monitoring of the common property resource under strict water quality surveillance to ensure for the health and environmental safety of the river basin stakeholders.
Keywords : Physico chemical, Tamirabarani river, pollution, water quality, India
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