Characterization of groundwater contamination using factor analysis

  title={Characterization of groundwater contamination using factor analysis},
  author={C. Subbarao and N. Subbarao and S. N. Chandu},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  • C. Subbarao, N. Subbarao, S. N. Chandu
  • Published 1996
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Geology
  • Abstract The effluent contamination of groundwater at two industrial sites at Visakhapatnam, India, was studied using factor analysis. Thirty groundwater samples near a zinc smelter plant and 19 from the polymers plant were analyzed for specific conductance, chloride, bicarbonate, sulfate, calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. The data were subjected to R-mode factor analysis and the factor scores transferred to areal maps. While magnesium and sulfate are the dominant contaminants at the… CONTINUE READING
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