Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 382-388 October-December 201

 

STUDY OF PHYSICOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS AND MICROFLORA OF RIVER KHAN, UJJAIN, INDIA

 

Dwivedi P., Dwivedi H.S.*1 and Malik Bhawna 2

1. Department of Botany, Govt. Madhav Science College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA) 2. Department of Biotechnology, Govt. Madhav Science College, Ujjain (INDIA)

 

Received on : August 10, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

Water quality is closely linked to water use and to the state of economic development. Water pollution occurs when unwanted pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into water bodies without adequate treatment. Water pollution affects aquatic flora, fauna and microbial population of water bodies. The direct effect of water pollution results in increased amount of microbial population, which could be beneficial to humans and other organisms. Present study deals with the study of the pollution levels, microbiological investigations of Khan river at Triveni, Ujjain, India. It gets contaminated due to industrial and organic wastes being discharge directly in the river. The physicochemical study of river Khan indicates that river water is highly polluted. All parameters showed higher values than the prescribed standard values. Micro floral study also indicates the presence of many pathogenic microbial populations namely Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, E.coli, Neisseria, Haemophillus influenza, Klebsiella, Shigella, Serratia, Salmonella typhi, Salmonella paratyphi, Pseudomonas, Proteus, which are harmful for the human beings and also affect aquatic flora and fauna.

 

Keywords : Physicochemical, Pathogenic, Microbes, Water pollution, Aquatic flora

 

 

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