A Study on the Physicochemical Properties of the Selected Ponds of Patna Town, Bihar, India

Authors

  • Arvind Kumar Rai Department of Civil Engineering, Sityog Institute of Technology, Aurangabad, Bihar 824101, India.
  • Farah Diba Department of Civil Engineering, Sityog Institute of Technology, Aurangabad, Bihar 824101, India.

Keywords:

Water pollution, pH, Dissolved oxygen, Alkalinity, Hardness

Abstract

With the progress of the urbanization and industrialization, many types of water pollutants (such as pesticide, heavy metals, detergents, municipal wastes, domestic wastes and fertilizers) were generated. These pollutants were distributed into the environment by the different sources. These pollutants were distributed into the environment by the different sources. In this research paper, physicochemical characteristic of water samples from selected ponds in and around Patna, Bihar has been studied. The parameters observed were Temperature, pH, Electrical conductivity, Calcium, Phosphate, Total Hardness, Alkalinity, Chloride, Dissolved oxygen, Free CO2 and Nitrate. It can be concluded that the water parameters which were taken for the present study were above the pollution level of surface water which does not satisfy their requirement for the use of various purposes. In this investigation, a brief attempt has been made to study the extent of change in the quality of water in comparison to water quality standards of World Health Organization (WHO).

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01-10-2012

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Rai, A. K., & Diba, F. (2012). A Study on the Physicochemical Properties of the Selected Ponds of Patna Town, Bihar, India. Journal of Advanced Laboratory Research in Biology, 3(4), 256–261. Retrieved from https://e-journal.sospublication.co.in/index.php/jalrb/article/view/135

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