IJCRR - Vol 05 Issue 10, May, 2013
HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND GROUNDWATER QUALITY FOR DRINKING AND AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES: A CASE STUDY OF SRINAGAR DISTRICT, J AND K, INDIA
Author: F. A. Bhat, Mir Irshad, Akhtar R. Mir, Bilal Parveez, Mohd Iqbal, H. Sana
Category: General Sciences
Assessment of water quality has been carried out for the Srinagar district to determine the sources of dissolved ions in groundwater. Fifty nine water samples were collected from open wells, bored wells and springs. The quality assessment was made through the estimation of Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+, Cl-, SO42- , HCO-3, total hardness as CaCO3, total dissolved solids (TDS), electrical conductivity (EC), and pH. Based on these analyses, parameters like sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), % sodium, salinity index, salinity hazard, residual sodium carbonate (RSC), potential salinity, index of Base Exchange and permeability index (PI) were calculated. As per the Gibb’s diagram, majority of the samples fall in the rock dominance area. On the bases of these determined and calculated parameters, it is concluded that the groundwater in the study area is fit for agricultural and domestic purposes.
Keywords: Srinagar District, sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), % sodium, residual sodium carbonate, permeability index
F. A. Bhat, Mir Irshad, Akhtar R. Mir, Bilal Parveez, Mohd Iqbal, H. Sana. HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND GROUNDWATER QUALITY FOR DRINKING AND AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES: A CASE STUDY OF SRINAGAR DISTRICT, J AND K, INDIA International Journal of Current Research and Review. Vol 05 Issue 10, May, 01-16
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