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Seasonal Variations in Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Rudrasagar Wetland - A Ramsar Site, Tripura, North East, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Bioinformatics Centre, Tripura University (A Central University), Suryamaninagar–799 022 Tripura, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 31-40, January,18 (2014)

Abstract

The Present work deals with the study of water quality of Rudrasagar Wetland (Ramsar site no. 1572), Tripura with regards to various physico chemical parameters like water temperature, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen (DO), free carbon dioxide (FCO2), total alkalinity (TA), electrical conductivity, total suspended solids (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), chloride(Cl), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), phosphate (PO3-4) and nitrate(NO3). The physico chemical characteristic of Rudrasagar Wetland is found to be highly fluctuated with seasonal variations during the present investigation. High value of dissolved oxygen obtained during winter months and shows inverse relation with water temperature .EC, TDS, Chloride, COD have had maximum concentrations in summer. The correlation coefficient showedpositive and negative relationships among the parameters. The study revealed that the water quality is rich in TDS, Phosphate and Nitrate content which indicates that of Rudrasagar wetland is moderately eutrophicated.

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