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Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 601) Last page : ( 607)
Print ISSN : 0974-4169. Online ISSN : 0974-4150.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4150.2016.00081.X

Studies on the impact of tourism and related resorts on the water characteristics of Poovar estuary, Kerala

Divya P.C.1,*, Helen H. Mary2

1Research Scholar, S.T Hindu College, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District. T.N., India

2Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, S.T Hindu College, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District. T.N., India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: divyaa.pc@gmail.com

Online published on 9 March, 2017.

Abstract

The present study deals with the analysis of physico-chemical parameters of water in poovar estuary of Kerala during the period of six months from December 2015 to May 2016. Five sampling stations are selected and water samples were collected for the study. Surface water temperature varies from 27 to 32.5°C. pH is ranged between 6.08–7.05. Variation of Dissolved Oxygen content was 6.0 to 8.1mg/l. The ranges of inorganic nutrients like nitrate and phosphate were 0.677 to 2mg/l and 0.1 to 0.85mg/l respectively. The chloride value ranges from 8 to 7500mg/l.TDS value ranges from 23.8 to 11783 mg/l. Electrical conductivity ranges as 47.4 to 17853 Micro mho/cm. Electrical conductivity, Total dissolved solids, Total hardness and Chloride content were high in the estuarine water and all other parameters were within the limit.

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Keywords

Physico-chemical parameters, Estuary, water.

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