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Analysis of Water Quality Parameters and Heavy Metals Concentration from the Selected sites of Tamiraparani River, Tirunelveli District, Tamilnadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Sri Paramakalyani Centre for Environmental Sciences, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Alwarkurichi, Tirunelveli-627412, TN, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 47-54, July,22 (2016)


In this present investigation deals with the physio-chemical and heavy metals analysis from the selected study areas of river Tamiraparani, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. The water samples were collected from the Thalaianai and Cheranmadevi sites during the pre-monsoon, post-monsoon and summer. The parameters were performed with the standard methods of APHA, 2005. Water samples elements were determined by using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). The parameters analyzed were Air temperature, Water temperature, pH, Electrical conductivity, Hardness, Alkalinity, Dissolved oxygen, Chemical oxygen demand and Biological oxygen demand. The heavy metals were found at Cheranmadevi site only but not in Thalaianai site. Most of the pollution accrued in the Cheranmadevi river due to modern wastage and anthropogenic impacts. Hence, these selected river sites polluting and aggregate outcomes are a danger to the whole environment.


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