Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384)

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Original Articles: 2013 Vol: 5 Issue: 3

Status of heavy metal concentrations in groundwater samples situated in and around on the bank of Cooum river at Chennai City, Tamil Nadu


A study was carried out to determine the concentration of heavy metal ions in and around this area. The present study has been attempt to analyze the status of heavy metal concentration on the bank of Cooum River at Chennai city. This study indicates that both urbanization and Industrialization have contributed to the large scale of pollutions currently observed. The result shows that most of the groundwater is deteriorated more than the permissible limit of WHO.