EVALUATION OF QUALITY OF GROUND WATER DUE TO TRACE ELEMENTS IN THE PROXIMITY OF RIVER NOYYAL, TIRUPPUR, SOUTH INDIARAVICHANDRAN S., S. CHITRADEVI, S.G.D. SRIDHA, JAISON MULERIKKAL, G.K. PRASHANTH, R. SARAVANAKUMAR, S.R. BOSELIN PRABHU AND M.S. DILEEP
In this present investigation, the level of penetration of trace elements in and around the Noyyal river water was carried out. Trace metal concentrations of copper, cadmium, iron, lead, zinc, manganese and cobalt of groundwater samples of the study area were determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry during different periods of pre-monsoon and post-monsoon of the year 2018 and 2019. The percolation of the polluted water from river Noyyal is found to be higher in the southern part when compared to northern part which may be attributed to the slope and differential soil characteristics. Spatial distribution map of most of the trace metals in the groundwater of the study area was found to be well within the permissible limit for irrigation.