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A Comparative Study of Quality Parameters of Water and Soil Samples from Automobile Workshop Areas at Kumbakonam, TN, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Government Arts College, Ariyalur-621 713, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 2Department of Chemistry, Meenaakshi Ramasamy Arts & Science College, MR-Kalvi Nagar, Thathanur-621 804, Tamil Nadu, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 26-29, June,22 (2016)


Water and soil is the most important natural resources for human being. The water and soil may be affected due to the large growth of natural (decomposed vegetables and animals, etc.,) and anthropogenic processes (Industrial, Agricultural, Domestic, Pesticides, etc.,) in the study areas. In the present studies were assessed to compare the quality parameters of water and the corresponding soil samples collected from the automobile work shop areas at Kumbakonam. The soil and water samples were analyzed by the quality parameters viz., Temperature, pH, Total hardness (TH), Total alkalinity, Electrical conductivity (EC), Total dissolved solid (TDS) and Dissolved oxygen (DO). The heavy metals such as Iron and Lead for the water and soil samples were also to be carried out and compare with the standards. The results indicate that all the parameters slightly deviate from the standards given by the WHO and EPA.


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