Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 213-215 July-Sept 2008

 

EFFECT OF CHROMIUM METAL PRESENT IN INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS BEING USED FOR IRRIGATION : A CASE STUDY OF CHOPRA BARI AREA OF BIKANER CITY (INDIA)

 

Suruchi Gupta and Ajay Singh Solanki*

Research laboratory, Govt Dungar College Bikaner (India)

 

Received on : March 24, 2008

 

ABSTRACT

 

In Chopra Bari area industrial effluents (waste water) of various cottage printing and dyeing units are being used for irrigation purposes. In these industries mordant dyes are being used on various fabrics for fastness of colour. Therefore strong probability of presence of Heavy metals in industrial effluent study reveals, presence of toxic range of Chromium (Cr) in area under investigation. Chromium toxicity results in reduction in plant height, burning of leaf margins and tip, slow leaf growth and over all wilting of plants, when this metal deposited in Human results in gentic disorders.

 

Keywords : Effluents, Toxicity, Photosynthesis, Irrigation

 

 

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