Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 2A Page No.: 1117-1126 Oct. - Dec. 2012

 

EFFECT OF WASTE PAPER BASED PAPER INDUSTRY EFFLUENTS ON THE GROWTH OF TREE SEEDLINGS

 

Suriyanarayanan S.,* Jessen G., Divya L. and Balasubramanian S.

Department of Water and Health, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 15, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

The disposal of wastes generated from the paper industries in landfills is of worldwide concern over the last ten years. The application of treated effluent / sludge to grow short term rotation intensive biomass plantations are one promising solution to the waste disposal problem that can provide economic benefits to the industry. Keeping this in view, the present experiment was conducted using Swietenia macrophylla, , Khaya senegalensis and Acacia auriculiformis as test plants which are salt tolerant, fast growing and can with stand adverse climatic conditions. Further, it is one of our interests to study the effect of paper mill wastes on the growth of these tree seedlings under the various stress conditions. The correlation studies showed that there was a close association between the plant and other growth parameters like stem diameter, stem dry weight, root dry weight, leaf dry weight and root stem ratio and therefore, the superiority of treated effluent applied soil showed its marked and similar influence on other plant growth parameters than the rest of the treatments.

 

Keywords : Paper industry, Disposal, Landfill, Biomass, S. macrophylla, K. senegalensis, A.auriculiformis

 

 

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