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Physico-chemical analysis of lotic and lentic water ecosystems in Samastipur, Bihar, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1B.R.B. College, Samastipur, Bihar, India
  • 2B.R.B. College, Samastipur, Bihar, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (1), Pages 11-21, January,22 (2018)


Samastipur (2551N, 8547E) is an important city of North Bihar, India. Water qualities of five experimental sites, three of the river Burhi Gandak and two of the ponds at Samastipur were studied during two consecutive years on thirteen physico-chemical parameters viz., pH, Temperature, Transparency, Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, Dissolved Oxygen, Free Carbon di-oxide, Carbonate Alkalinity, Bicarbonate Alkalinity, Total Hardness, Calcium, Chloride and Silicate. Observed values of pond water on pH, Temperature, Carbonate Alkalinity, Chloride and Silicate were found comparatively higher than that of river water, whereas Transparency, Dissolved Oxygen, Bicarbonate Alkalinity, Total Hardness, Calcium of pond water were found lower than the river water.


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