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Geochemical Distribution of Trace Metals in Water of Lower Gadilam River, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 2Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 3Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 4Department of Earth Sciences Bahirdar University, Ethiopia
  • 5Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 33-41, April,22 (2016)


The concentration of eight trace factors, Fe, Cr, Mn, Ni, Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd and physico chemical parameters have been assessed in water samples of Gadilam River, from mouth of river towards Panruti of Cuddalore District. Water samples were collected from seventeen areas and elements determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) and standard prescribed analytical method for physico chemical parameters. The parameter quality reaches as pH (8.1-9.5), Ec (240-1415), TDS (168-991) and the samples investigated were in the order of magnitude as by Fe>Cu>Zn>Cr> Pb>Ni>Mn>Cd is existence range of trace metals in water samples.. The most noteworthy grouping of Fe were found all through the stream and took after by Cu>Zn>Cr>Pb>Ni>Mn>Cd and the variation of metals in Gadilam River because of the including of modern wastage and un-characterized anthropogenic impacts. The consolidated and aggregate outcomes are a genuine danger to the whole estuarine environment.


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