Hydrogeochemical Investigation and Groundwater Quality Assessment in Patancheruvu Area Sangareddy District, South India
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Department of Civil Engineering, Sai Rajeswari Institute of Technology, Proddatur, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, 516362, India
Central Ground Water Board, Faridabad, Ministry of Jal shakti Govt. of India, 121001, India
Department of Civil Engineering, Vardhaman College of Engineering, Kacharam, Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, 501218, India
National Institute of Technology Warangal, Civil Engineering Department, NIT Warangal, 506004, India
Department of Civil Engineering, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad, India
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Muramreddy Jugal Sukhesh   

Department of Civil Engineering, Sai Rajeswari Institute of Technology, Proddatur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Ecol. Eng. Environ. Technol. 2023; 6:70-81
The current research was conducted to assess the groundwater quality in the Patancheruvu area of Sangareddy District, South India. To analysis physicochemical parameters, 16 groundwater samples were collected for the month of May and November, 2020. The chemical analysis results show that the ground water nature in the study area is alkaline to basic and is classified very hard water. High TDS concentrations in the study area is due to various industries and anthropogenic activities. In both seasons, the order of major cations and major anions is in the following order: Na > Mg > Ca > K and Cl > SO4 > HCO3 > NO3 > F respectively. The majority of the EC, TDS, Na, TH, Mg, Ca, Cl, HCO3, and SO4 samples exceeded the desirable limit, and some samples also exceeding the permissible limit. In both seasons, the dominant hydro chemical facies identified by the Chadha diagram were Na-K-HCO3 and Ca-Mg-HCO3. Water quality analysis said that most of the data in both seasons fell into poor to very poor category. The research tells that around Patancheruvu groundwater quality is poor, this is attributed due to both anthropogenic factors and geogenic processes.
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