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(A Quarterly Peer-reviewed and Refereed International Journal)
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Geo Chemicals And Water Quality Assessment In Ground Water In And Around Iyankulam Pond Due To The Discharge Of Tannery Effluents In Dindigul


The ground water quality is very much affected in and around the Iyankulam Pond due to the discharge of domestic and industrial waste water from the surrounding areas. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the extent of pollution of ground water in and around Iyankulam Pond located in Palani Road at Dindigul. Water is polluted by four kinds of substances viz., traditional organic waste, waste generated from industrial processes, chemical agents for fertilizers and pesticides for crop protection and silt from degraded catchments. About 68 tanneries are in Dindigul, they are located within 1 km distance from the pond. Several tanneries have been in existence for thirty to forty years. The effect of effluents is from tanneries. The effluents have also affected the health of livestock and humans. When cattle drink the water drawn from local wells or feed them on the grass, they become sick. The humans are also prone to epidemic diseases, like cholera, jaundice and malaria. Summing up the problem, an old woman said 'can you purify cancerous blood in the human body. This is the condition of the soil and water in this village, due to the effects of tannery effluents. The study was carried out to assess the magnitude of the pollution problem at Iyankulam Pond. The aim was to analyze and understand the toxic effects of tannery effluents, sewage water on agriculture. A public well in the study area, which were once an important source of drinking water for the whole village is considered as a deep pit with polluted water. Hence the polluted water is subjected to water treatment.Using RO system.

Article Type: Research Article

Corresponding Author: K. Kanthasamy 1  


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K. Kanthasamy 1*,  A.Pandia Rajan 2,  M.Muthumari 3,  S.Philip Arockia Raj 4,  M.S.Dheenadhayalan 5.  

1, 2, 4, 5. Department Of Chemistry, G.T.N Arts College, Dindigul, TN, India

3. Department of Botany, G.T.N Arts College, Dindigul, TN, India

J. Environ. Nanotechnol. Volume 3, No.2 pp. 182-187
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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