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Grain Size Distribution and Its Relation to the Geochemical Parameters in the Chemical and Petrochemical Complex of Vadodara District of Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 7-16, July,22 (2015)


Grain size of sediments has an important relationship with the infiltration rate of water and rate of surface run off. Hence, it is essential to analyze the connection between different textures and geochemical parameters. In the present study, numbers of shallow cores of soil samples were taken along the river Mini flowing in the northern part of Vadodara district of Gujarat, India. Ground water samples were also acquired from the same region. Parameters like iron and nitrite were analysed both in different layers of the shallow cores and groundwater. It was inferred from the analysis that location of industries and the path of river Mini had important contribution in the pattern of the concentration of parameters both horizontally and vertically.


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