Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 340-344 October-December 2015

 

QUANTIFICATION OF POLLUTION POTENTIAL OF MAJOR DRAINS TO PANDU RIVER, KANPUR, INDIA

 

Verma S., Tiwari D. and Verma A.

1. Christ Church College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (INDIA) 2. Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, Haryana (INDIA)

 

Received on : August 09, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

Maximum discharge (40.8%) of effluents was through Ganda Nala drain with a maximum BOD load 12.73 tones per day. Panki Thermal Power Plant drain discharged (53.2%) maximum suspended solid load carrying ash from the power plant. Transparency was quite low ranging from almost nil to hardly 1.9 cms. Temperature of effluents was within the biokinetic range of 10-45 C while odour varied from faecal foul to ammonical or organic pungent. All the effluents were alkaline in nature. Remarkably high COD in Ganda Nala effluent insinuating that this particular drain carried wastes with huge quantity of both biodegradable as well as non bio-degradable pollutants. Phosphate concentration in diverse effluents ranged from 0.46 mg l-1 to 1.90 mg l-1. Cyanophyceae dominated by five species in comparison to three and two species of Bacilloriophyceae and Chlorophyceae respectively.

 

Keywords : Pollution potential, River Pandu, Heavy metals, Algal species, Biodegradable

 

 

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