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Impact of Treatment in Drinking Water Quality at Pannaipatti Purification Plant, Theni District, Tamil Nadu, India
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages: 19-25
Received: May 16, 2016; Published: May 19, 2016
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Thamaraiselvi V. Pitchaimani, Research Centre of Zoology, Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women, Periyakulam, Theni District, Tamilnadu, India
Nirmala Thivayanathan, Research Centre of Zoology, Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women, Periyakulam, Theni District, Tamilnadu, India
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Water quality is one of the most important criteria to ascertain its suitability for human consumption. An investigation was undertaken to study the physical and chemical properties of untreated and treated drinking water at Pannaaipatti purification plant, Theni District, Tamil Nadu. The physico chemical parameters such as pH, total alkalinity, total hardness, turbidity, chloride, sulphate, nitrate, dissolved oxygen, total dissolved solids and conductivity were analysed. The water samples were clear and odourless. All the parameters of the water samples were within the permissible limit as prescribed by the standard water quality parameters for drinking. Comparatively alkalinity, hardness, chloride, chlorine and total dissolved solids of the treated water were higher than the untreated water. Though all the parameters were within the standard permissible limit for drinking, some of the micro nutrients such as fluoride, magnesium and iron concentration were not recorded.
Untreated and Treated Drinking Water, Physicochemical Parameters, Water Quality, Purification Plant, Theni District
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Thamaraiselvi V. Pitchaimani, Nirmala Thivayanathan, Impact of Treatment in Drinking Water Quality at Pannaipatti Purification Plant, Theni District, Tamil Nadu, India, Hydrology. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 19-25. doi: 10.11648/j.hyd.20160402.12
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