Amatasani Kalpana, Ravi Kumar Puppala , Kalluru Sesha Maheswaramma*
The research study is focused on ground water quality evaluation and current hydrochemical conditions by collecting various samples from different locations around Rayalaseem Thermal power plant, Muddanur and assessed different parameters like pH, electrical conductivity, Total dissolved solids, hardness, levels of Ca, Mg, Na, K, HCO3 , Cl, SO4 , NO3 ,F and SiO2 as per standard guidelines laid down in American Public Health Association (APHA) and suitability of ground water for drinking purposes is assessed as per Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) guidelines. The state of groundwater is mildly acidic to alkaline in nature with the pH range (5.76-8.01); Electrical conductivity (380-7660 µS/cm), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) (190-8830), Total Hardness (395-3900 mg/L),Na (27.47-1285.73 mg/L), K (0.73-491.21 mg/L), Ca (7.30-167.57 mg/L), Mg (2.14-144.41 mg/ L),HCO3 (30.5 -719.8 mg/L),F (0.199-1.45 mg/L), Cl (8.76-834.75 mg/L), NO3 (0.276-434.72 mg/L), SO4 (0.29- 32.237 mg/L) and SiO2 (17.90-84.42 mg/L). The data established by spatial maps for respective contaminants and graphical trilinear Piper plot diagrams.
Published Date: 2023-03-30; Received Date: 2023-02-27