Characterization of groundwater contamination using factor analysis

  title={Characterization of groundwater contamination using factor analysis},
  author={Chillara Subbarao and N. Subbarao and Suresh Chandu},
  journal={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… 
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