Articles | Volume 379
Proc. IAHS, 379, 351–356, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-379-351-2018
Proc. IAHS, 379, 351–356, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-379-351-2018

Pre-conference publication 05 Jun 2018

Pre-conference publication | 05 Jun 2018

Fluoride in groundwater: a case study in Precambrian terranes of Ambaji region, North Gujarat, India

Rudra Mohan Pradhan and Tapas Kumar Biswal

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Fluoride is one of the critical ions that influence the groundwater quality. The presence of fluoride in groundwater is due to an interaction of groundwater and fluoride bearing rocks. The main objective of the study is to assess the hydrogeochemistry of groundwater and to understand the abundance of F in groundwater. It reveals that the concentration of fluoride is due to high evaporation rate, longer residence time in the aquifer zone, intensive and long term pumping for irrigation purpose.