Gobre, T and Salve, P R and Krupadam, R J and Bansiwal, A and Shastry, S and Wate, S R (2010) Chemical Composition of Precipitation in the Coastal Environment of India. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 85 (1). pp. 48-53. ISSN 0007-4861 (Print) 1432-0800 (Online)

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The present study investigated the chemical composition of precipitation at Comba, Madgaon, South Goa during southwest monsoon. The rainwater samples were collected on event basis during June–September 2008 and were analyzed for pH, major anions F, Cl, NO3, SO4) and cations (Ca, Mg, Na, K,NH4). The pHvalue varied from 5.36 to 6.91 (6.25 ± 0.28) indicating alkaline nature of rainwater and dominance of Cl and Na in precipitation. The Neutralization factors (NF) was found to be NFCa = 1.22, NFMg = 0.42, NFNH4 = 0.37 and NFK = 0.14 indicating below cloud process in which crustal components are responsible for neutralization of anions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Precipitation Chemistry; � Statistical Correlation
Subjects: Water Quality
Depositing User: Dr P R Salve
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 06:20
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 06:20
URI: http://neeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/678

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