VV Minerals role in reducing Global Warming is appreciated by International Environmentalists

The International Conference of Pollution and Global Warming 2017 convened on 16-18 October 2017 at  Atlanda, USA  accept the research paper submitted by our association through Dr. T. Anitha and Mrs. K. NithyaKalyani. The International Scientists appreciated the paper and suggest all the industries should follow this method. This is one more achievement of our association.  Full paper is given below for the members reference.




Atlanda Coference paper

விவி மினரல், வைகுண்டராஜன், தாது மணல் என திட்டமிட்டு பிரச்சாரம் செய்தது உள்நோக்கம் கொண்டது

அளவிற்கு அதிகமான நிலத்தடி நீரை உறிஞ்சி எடுப்பதால் தான் நன்னீர் கிடைப்பதில்லை. உண்மையை வெளிக்கொணர்ந்த டைம்ஸ் ஆப் இந்தியா. இதன் மூலம் தாது மணலுக்கும், வைகுண்டராஜன் மற்றும் விவி மினரல் நிறுவனத்திற்கும் எதிராக வேண்டும் என்றே ஊடகங்களாலும், போட்டியாளர்களாலும் பொய் பிரச்சாரம் செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது என்பது நிரூபிக்கப்படுகிறது.


Incursion of seawater into over-exploited aquifer robs ECR residents of fresh water

TNN | Mar 6, 2018, 01.57 PM IST
Incursion of seawater into over-exploited aquifer robs ECR residents of fresh water
CHENNAI: Excessive extraction of groundwater has stressed the aquifer running between Thiruvanmiyur and Muttukadu causing seawater intrusion in several residential pockets along East Coast Road.
The 20km-long southern coastal aquifer is a potential source of fresh water for local residents, but extraction of water from the interface zone, that comes below the fresh water zone, has made way for seawater. The result? Residents sinking borewells are drawing up saline water every day.Hydrogeologist J Saravanan said the aquifer was one of the healthiest in the suburbs. “But due to rapid urbanisation, groundwater is being extracted from the fresh water zone (and beyond). This aquifer runs parallel to the Buckingham Canal which carries only saline water. This could have probably led to seawater intrusion in several localities on the East Coast Road,” he said.

The aquifer is sandy in nature and gets replenished the during monsoon. “With the surface covered by concrete structures, the natural process of water recharge has been hindered,” Saravanan added.

Residents of East Coast Road said seawater intrusion affected the quality of groundwater. Reverse osmosis units have become common in many houses. Siva, president of Kapaleeswarar Nagar Residents Welfare Association at Neelankarai, said the total dissolved solids (TDS) in the groundwater have increased from 150 TDS to 800 TDS in the past five years in their locality. Siva said Metrowater too was drawing groundwater for supplying drinking in the neighbourhood. The association gets the water tested every month at a laboratory.

“We have already been hit by this over exploitation with all the 5000-odd residents in the area being forced to depend on water purifiers while using the groundwater,” he said.

Saravanan said water bodies along the East Coast Road should be conserved as they would act as a barrier against sea water intrusion. That will ensure that the groundwater gets recharged during monsoon, he said.

Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/incursion-of-seawater-into-over-exploited-aquifer-robs-ecr-residents-of-fresh-water/articleshow/63177283.cms



விவி மினரல், வைகுண்டராஜன், தாது மணல் என செய்யப்பட்ட பொய் பிரச்சாரம் உடைந்தது.

போதிய மழை இருந்து நிலத்தடி நீர் நிரம்பினாலும் கூட தாது மணல் சுரங்கம் எதுவும் இல்லாத பகுதிகளிலும் நிலத்தடி நீர் உபயோகிக்க தகுதி அற்றது. அதே நேரத்தில் தாது மணல் சுரங்க பகுதிகளில் நிலத்தடி நீர் எந்த பாதிப்பும் இல்லை. இந்த செய்தி தாது மணலுக்கும், வைகுண்டராஜன் மற்றும் விவி மினரல் நிறுவனத்திற்கும் எதிராக உள்ள பொய் பிரச்சாரத்தை வெளிச்சத்திற்கு கொண்டு வரவில்லையா!!!


Monsoon replenishes groundwater, but renders it unfit for consumption

TNN | Mar 6, 2018, 07.06 AM IST
Monsoon replenishes groundwater, but renders it unfit for consumption
CHENNAI: The northeast monsoon might replenish the city’s aquifers and bring relief to the residents till summer, but the rain seems to do little to improve the quality of groundwater.
A joint study by researchers from University of Madras and Anna University shows that after the monsoon, concentration of heavy metals like lead, iron, chromium, nickel, cobalt and manganese increases beyond acceptable limits in the water table in localities between Besant Nagar in Chennai and Sathankuppam in Kancheepuram district.


Researchers compared groundwater samples collected before and after monsoon with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) drinking water values and inferred that the contamination of groundwater was due to the dumping of industrial effluents and domestic waste which seep into the aquifers along with rainwater. According to BIS, if the quantity of any metal in water is beyond the acceptable limit, the water is rendered unfit for consumption.

“The groundwater is contaminated due to rapid urbanisation which results in increase in industrial effluents and dumping of domestic waste,” the study said, adding that the effluent discharge accumulates heavy metals in the soil initially and later moves to the aquifers when the rainwater percolates.

The study, published in Springer’s journal Applied Water Science in September 2017, was conducted in an area of 270sqkm along the Bay of Bengal and covered Thiruvanmiyur, Pallikaranai marshland, Sholinganallur, Kovalam and localities close to Buckingham Canal and Muttukadu backwater.

Researchers collected 30 samples of water from

wells and borewells, and studied the presence of eight metals. The levels of six metals were high. “The study area has been rapidly urbanised over the past few decades. This has deteriorated the condition of the aquifers,” the study said.

Experts said toxic elements present in dumped waste were capable of seeping into the groundwater depending on permeability of the soil. In areas like Pallikaranai, dumping of waste causes leachate (liquid that drains from a landfill) to penetrate surface water and later into the groundwater. “It is similar to how water in the percolation pit or recharge well slowly takes it to the groundwater and then recharges wells. The quality of groundwater depends on the quality of the surface run off,” said J Saravanan, consultant hydro-geologist, Rain Centre.

The study found that concentration of iron in the groundwater could be due to corrosion and leaching from pipes while lead concentration could be due to plumbing material like pipes that react to the alkaline water. Chromium comes from dumping of municipal waste, nickel from sewage and corrosion of nickel alloy material, cobalt due to leaching from solid waste and manganese from solid waste and automobile emission.

Doctors said consumption of water contaminated with such elements can cause several health problems. Lead could damage kidneys and cause hypertension, nickel could lead to loss of weight, damage the heart and liver, and manganese could cause permanent neurological disorders. Senior surgical gastroenterologist Dr S M Chandramohan said absorption of lead into the body could lead to acute abdominal pain called plumbism. “Usually when patients come with chronic abdominal pain, we will rule out other conditions before we conduct tests for lead content in the blood,” he said.