MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS IN ENNORE CREEK, SOUTH-EAST COAST OF INDIA

Multivariate statistical techniques involving factor analysis (FA) and dendrograms for hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) were performed on nine water samples from Ennore Creek, Chennai, Tamil Nadu to assess the spatial distribution of water quality in each of three seasons. The water samples were analyzed for distribution of physicochemical parameters such as WT, pH, Salinity, DO, BOD, TSS, NO2 – , NO3 – , NH4 + , TN, IP and TP.

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