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Study of Physio-Chemical properties and microbial analysis of lakes in and around Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1*Department of Biotechnology, School of Biotechnology and Health Sciences, Karunya University, Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore 641 114, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • 2 Founder and Chair person, National Health and Environmental Research, Coimbatore Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (9), Pages 68-71, September,22 (2013)


This study was aimed to screen the water quality of five lakes (Ranganathapuram Lake, Chinthamani Lake, Vedapatti Lake, Pannimadai Lake, Vallan Lake) in and around Coimbatore city, Tamil Nadu, India. The study was conducted based on their water source, phytoplankton community and origin of pollution such as utilisation by human and animals. In this study the odour, colour, pH, alkalinity, BOD and COD of water samples from five lakes along with the inorganic and organic contents viz chloride, iron, calcium, sulphite, arsenic and alkalinity was analysed. Further, pathogens such as Klebisella sp., Streptococcus sp., Shigella sp., Salmonella sp., Vibrio sp., Citrobacter sp., Enterobacter sp., and Pseudomonas sp. which are water borne pathogens were isolated. The results of this study reveal the status of wetlands quality it may helpful to protect the water resources and create awareness about the water pollution among the people living around the lakes.


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