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Behavior of chloride and sodium contaminations in ground water

K.K. Sivakumar*1, M.S. Dheenadayalan2, Leena Hebsibhai2, T.R. Kalaivani2 and S. Mahalakshmi3

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
Abstract


Ground water analysis of 14 locations in Karur Taluk was carried out during 2010 to 2011 to evaluate the physicochemical characteristics of water. Water sampling was made on four seasons in the above mentioned year and analysis of water samples done by using standard methods. The result and thrust problem of high TDS results in this taluk shows that chloride concentration ranged from 36 to 2525 mg/L and sodium 25 to 900 mg/L. High sodium and chloride concentration makes the ground water unsuitable for drinking purpose. Permissible limit of chloride concentrations in excess of about 250 mg/L can give rise to detectable taste in water, but the threshold depends upon the associated cations. Consumers can, however, become accustomed to concentrations in excess of 250 mg/L. Until now no major health?based guideline value (Indian Standard) is proposed for chloride and sodium in drinking?water but prolong consumption is to be sensitive issue in the environment.

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