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Title: Geochemical studies of groundwater in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Authors: Saini R.K.
Chakrapani, Govind Joseph
Sen A.K.
Published in: Journal of the Geological Society of India
Abstract: The geochemical characteristics of groundwater in Saharanpur city of Uttar Pradesh have been studied with a set of fifty water samples representing shallow groundwater of the area. The samples were collected during January and April 2003 which represent a season not characterized by excessive precipitation or evaporation. The samples were analyzed for various water quality parameters such as pH, electric conductivity, total dissolved solids, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, bicarbonate, sulphate and chloride. Five groundwater samples were analyzed for Sr isotopic composition. The water is mostly Ca-Mg-HCO3 type and is derived from the carbonate lithology. A few rainwater samples were also analyzed. Chemical weathering process is the dominant factor in the overall water chemistry, however for some parameters like SO4, industrial effluents and/or atmospheric precipitation could be a major source. Dominance of carbonate lithology on water chemistry is also observed by the low Sr isotopic ratios (87Sr/86Sr) in waters. The high carbonate contents could lead to scale formation, which is a major problem in the region for domestic and industrial uses of water. © Geol. Soc. India.
Citation: Journal of the Geological Society of India (2006), 68(1): 50-58
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/5835
Issue Date: 2006
Keywords: Geochemical study
Groundwater
Saharanpur
Uttar Pradesh
ISSN: 167622
Author Scopus IDs: 14521603000
6701873646
7401592446
Author Affiliations: Saini, R.K., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee - 247 667, India
Chakrapani, G.J., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee - 247 667, India
Sen, A.K., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee - 247 667, India
Corresponding Author: Chakrapani, G.J.; Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee - 247 667, India; email: gjcurfes@iitr.ernet.in
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