International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2016)
Seasonal variations of physicochemical parameters of Korattur lake, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Author(s): Deepa P, Raveen R, Venkatesan P, Arivoli S and Samuel T
Abstract: Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the fourth largest metropolitan area in India and the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai has an estimated population of 4.9 million, with an area that has grown from 176 to 426 sq.km. after an expansion from the year 2011. It is one of the worst affected cities as it has suffered long spells of water shortages combined with rapid and haphazard urbanization. Korattur lake is a chain of three lakes comprising of Ambattur lake, Madhavaram lake and Korattur lake, spread over 990 acres in Korattur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (13°07'19.2"N 80°11'04.4"E). It is one of the largest lakes in the western part of the city. Prior to 1970, the water from the lake had been used for drinking water supply to the city, however, over the years, the lake has been contaminated with sewage and industrial effluents from the surrounding areas. In view of the aforementioned factors, the present study was carried out to assess the physicochemical parameters of Korattur lake. The samples were analysed for a number of physicochemical parameters viz., colour, odour, temperature, turbidity, Electrical conductivity (EC), pH, alkalinity, Total dissolved solids (TDS), Total hardness (TH), Dissolved oxygen (DO), chloride, fluoride, calcium, magnesium, ammoniacal nitrogen, nitrate, nitrite, sulphate and phosphate using standard protocols.
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Deepa P, Raveen R, Venkatesan P, Arivoli S, Samuel T. Seasonal variations of physicochemical parameters of Korattur lake, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(3):116-123.