INVESTIGATION OF WATER QUALITY IN RELATION TO SOME PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS-A CASE STUDY IN ABBALGERE TANK OF SHIVAMOGGA CITY, KARNATAKA, INDIAMAHESH ANAND GOUDAR, H.A. SAYESWARA AND B.C. GOUDARASHIVANNANAVAR
A study was carried out in Abbalgere tank of Shivamogga to find the quality of water for a period of twelve months from January to December 2007. The present investigation is focused on the determination of physico-chemical parameters such as temperature, pH, turbidity, conductivity, DO, BOD, CO2, TDS, alkalinity, total hardness, calcium, magnesium, chlorides, nitrates, phosphates and silicates. The estimated water quality parameters were compared with the standard values prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and World Health Organization (WHO). The turbidity of the tank water was found to be highest during June-July and lowest in the month of December. BOD was highest in July and Lowest in November. The study revealed that there is greater degree of pollution in the studied tank and hence preventive measures are required to avoid further deterioration of tank water quality.
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