Assessment of Groundwater Contamination with Emphasis on Sulfates, Barites Mining Area, Mangampeta, Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Veeraswamy GollaEmail author
  • Balaji Etikala
  • Nagaraju Arveti
  • S. R. Sradha
  • N. Janardhan
  • M. Rajasekhar
  • M. Subbarao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 61)


In the Mangampeta mining area, 15 groundwater samples were collected in a polyethylene bottles, measuring pH and EC at the same time water samples were sent to the laboratory to analyze the various physicochemical properties of water. On this basis, the quality of drinking water and irrigation water was estimated. Parameters including PH, EC, TDS, hardness and certain cations and anions were observed in drinking water quality. These are fairly suitable for drinking purposes in concentrated area, and the second part measures the parameters such as sodium percentage, Kelly ratio, sodium absorption ratio, potential salinity, non-carbonated hardness and magnesium ration. The concentrations of sulfate in mining region ranged from 447 to 1880 mg/l in drinking water. The vicinity of Mangamapeta, which is highly polluted by sulfate ions due to the existence of natural barite ore deposits, interacts with groundwater.


Physicochemical parameters USSL diagram Concentration of sulfates diagram Wilcox diagram Gibb’s diagram Chadha’s and correlation diagram 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veeraswamy Golla
    • 1
    Email author
  • Balaji Etikala
    • 1
  • Nagaraju Arveti
    • 1
  • S. R. Sradha
    • 2
  • N. Janardhan
    • 2
  • M. Rajasekhar
    • 3
  • M. Subbarao
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of GeologySri Venkateswara UniversityTirupatiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringAnnamacharya Engineering CollegeTirupatiIndia
  3. 3.Department of GeologyYogivemana UniversityCuddapahIndia
  4. 4.Department of GeographySri Venkateswara UniversityTirupatiIndia

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