Spatial assessment of trace metals in groundwater around Udupi thermal plant, India

Udayashankar, H N and Vincent , Vincelin and Balakrishna, K and D'souza, Nishita and Reddy , Praveen Kumar Y and Gune , Minal (2015) Spatial assessment of trace metals in groundwater around Udupi thermal plant, India. International Journal of Innovative Research in Engineering & Management (IJIREM), 3 (1). pp. 171-175. ISSN 2350-0557

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Abstract

Udupi Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) is a coal based thermal power station in Karnataka, India, established in 2008. The fly-ash which is produced in the process of burning coal to produce power contains trace metals which are toxic in nature. A study is carried out to assess the concentration of zinc, cadmium, lead, copper, nickel and cobalt in groundwater around the thermal power plant at a radius of 10km. Groundwater from open well at an interval of 1km is taken along north, east and south regions. The water samples were tested for the pH, conductivity and onsite using Hach HQ40D multi-Parameter and trace metal concentration using Metrohm Voltammetry 797 with anodic striping. The trace elements were found to be higher on the eastern region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermal power plant, Trace metals, groundwater pollution
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 07:24
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 07:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143268

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