PHYSICO CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND WATER QUALITY INDEX OF ELECTROPLATING INDUSTRY EFFLUENT
The present study deals with the Physico – chemical characteristics and Water Quality Index (WQI ) of electroplating industry effluent. The physico - chemical parameters such as pH, TDS, Total hardness, magnesium, chloride, sodium and potassium content was above the permissible limits of BIS and are responsible for ground water pollution. The WQI was 53, which showed that the pollution level of the electroplating industry effluent was between slight to moderate in the rating scale and the effluent was not suitable for irrigation.
M. PERIYASAMY AND M. R. RAJAN