Geochemical Assessment of Groundwater Quality for its Suitability for Drinking and Irrigation Purpose in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Keywords:Chloro-alkaline indices, Durov diagram, Groundwater, Jabalpur, Piper diagram, Water quality, Wilcox diagram
Hydro geochemical investigation of groundwater resources of the Jabalpur city has been carried out to assess the solute acquisition processes and water quality for domestic and irrigation use. Twenty one groundwater samples were collected from different locations and analyzed for pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total dissolved solid (TDS), hardness, major anions (Cl-, HCO3-, SO42-) and cations (Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+). The results were compared to the WHO standards. All parameters were within the permissible limit. Piper plot indicate the groundwater belongs to Na-Cl water type. Durov specified the dominance of reverse dissolution. Durov and Chloroalkaline indices indicated the dominance of alkaline element were over alkaline earth elements. Granite along with feldspar and Na bearing silicates are common in the study area; ionic concentration in the groundwater is due to the dissolution of the rock that makes up the aquifer. SAR and CAI reveals that groundwater in the area is good for irrigation purpose.
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