'The present book covers a detail account of hydro-geochemistry of hill springs along with their chemical groupings which will be a meaningful addition to the existing knowledge on natural springs. The findings of the study will certainly give an updated feature regarding the springs and provide the scientific information, beneficial for the improvement of the quality as well as quantity of the spring water. In addition of this, this book will also provide information about the impact of the anthropogenic activities on the hydrochemistry of spring water.\nThe present book will be useful for students, researchers, academicians, policy makers and water resource planners.'
Acknowledgementsvii Forewordix Prefacexi 1.Introduction 1 2.Materials and Methods19 3.Study area and data compilation 43 4.Hydrogeochemical characterization and classification of hill springs 73 5.valuation of springs for potability and irrigation10 6.Statistical correlation analysis of springs127 7.Summary 141
Dr. Hemant Kumar Joshi is presently working as Assistant Professor in Nanhi Pari Seemant Engineering Institute, Pithoragarh (A constituent institute of UTU, Dehradun, Uttarakhand). He has teaching experience of more than five years. He has contributed seven research papers in national and international journals of repute. Dr. Narendra Singh Bhandari is currently Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University, S.S.J. Campus, Almora, Uttarakhand. He has a teaching and research experience of twenty nine years and over forty research papers of his have been published in journals of national and international repute. He has contributed 3 chapters in different books. Presently, he is working in the field of adsorptive removal of heavy metal ions from synthetic waste water by using bio-sorbents prepared from waste plant biomass available in Kumaun hRead more