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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1789-1793

Geographic and Seasonal Effects on Acidity of Water Collected from the Different Sources in Kerala
Sunitha Thomas1, A. Prasad1*, Vrindha Menon2, V. L. Gleeja3 and M. Saravanan1
1Department of Livestock Production Management, 2Department of Veterinary Public Health, 3Department of Statistics, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Kerala, India
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In 2018 and 2019, Kerala experienced several episodes of unprecedented floods and landslides. Every information pertaining to the carbon cycle is gaining relevance in the pursuit of adaptation strategies. Hence the present analysis was undertaken to assess the change in pH of water which has indirect effect on carbon cycle and rainfall pattern. The study analysed 1371 samples of water from three geographically distinct zones of Kerala, over a period of six years (2014 to 2019).The pH of water samples taken from different sources like open well, bore well, pond and tap water were analysed at the NABL accredited laboratory of Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary And Animal Sciences, Mannuthy. The average pH of water was found to be 6.27 ± 0.02. The annual average pH showed an interestingly progressive trend which needs further analysis. The pH of open well (6.05 ± 0.02) was significantly (P<0.05) lower than the other three sources. Bore well (6.86±0.03) recorded the highest pH followed by pond water (6.67 ± 0.11) and tap water 6.76 ± 0.13), though insignificant. The water samples collected from the hilly regions recorded a neutral pH of 6.9 ± 0.13 in comparison with low lying areas (6.33 ± 0.05) and the midlands (6.31 ± 0.03). The lowest pH was recorded during monsoon (6.26 ± 0.03) and highest during pre-monsoon (6.46 ± 0.04). The rainfall recorded was lowest in 2016 and thereafter showed an increasing trend till date.

Keywords: Kerala, Carbon cycle, pH of water

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Sunitha Thomas, A. Prasad, Vrindha Menon, V. L. Gleeja and Saravanan, M. 2021. Geographic and Seasonal Effects on Acidity of Water Collected from the Different Sources in KeralaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1789-1793. doi:
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