Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution in Ground Water and its Correlation with other Physical Parameters at Selected Industrial Areas of Guntur, A.P., India

Authors(3) :-Osama Asanousi Lamma, A.V.V.S Swamy, Amna Ali Alhadad

Increased industrialization, urbanization and agricultural activities during the last few decades have deteriorated the quality of both surface water as well as groundwater. The present study seeks to conduct groundwater quality assessment in select industrial areas of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh. Though a number of studies on groundwater quality assessment have been undertaken around the world, including various parts of India, yet no significant work on groundwater quality assessment to promote sustainability of groundwater ecosystem has been attempted so far in the study area i.e. Guntur district. Hence, in this backdrop, this paper seeks to carry out groundwater quality assessment in the study area as a novel experiment. A monthly analysis of groundwater samples from the selected sampling stations in and around the Autonagar region in Guntur district was done. Amongst the selected stations, Acharya Nagarjuna University near Guntur was chosen as the control station. Various physico-chemical parameters and heavy metals were analysed for two annual cycles i.e., from June 2015 to May 2017; and the results were correlated with each other to understand the industrial impact on the potability of groundwater.

Authors and Affiliations

Osama Asanousi Lamma
Department of Environmental Sciences, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
A.V.V.S Swamy
Department of Zoology and Aquaculture, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Amna Ali Alhadad
Department of Zoology and Aquaculture, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Groundwater, Physicochemical Parameters, Heavy Metals, Guntur

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 917-919
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1841233
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Osama Asanousi Lamma, A.V.V.S Swamy, Amna Ali Alhadad, " Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution in Ground Water and its Correlation with other Physical Parameters at Selected Industrial Areas of Guntur, A.P., India, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.917-919, January-February-2018.
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