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Variation in Physico-chemical Characteristics of Water Quality of Bhindawas Wetland, Jhajjar, Haryana, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Environmental Sciences, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 29-34, July,18 (2015)

Abstract

Present study was carried out to find spatial and temporal variation in the water quality of Bhindawas wetland and its recipient drain No. 8 at two month intervals over one year period from July 2010 to may 2011. Total nine sampling sites were selected from the study area. Seven sites selected from various parts of wetland, including wetland inlet and outlet. In addition, two sites were selected from drain no.8, which is adjacent to a wetland and a recipient of wetland outlet water. Range of pH, temperature, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, total suspended solids and turbidity varied from 6.45-8.26, 14-35.4C, 216-1963 mho/cm, 142-1282 mg/l, 7.8-94mg/l and 4-62 NTU, respectively. Cationic concentration, viz. sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium varied from 16-102, 2-63, 14-131 and 4-60 mg/l, respectively. Whereas, anionic concentration, viz. bicarbonate, chloride and sulphate varied from 48-666, 9-199 and 25-187 mg/l, respectively. Variation in dissolved oxygen was from 2.8 to 8.6 mg/l. Variation in total phosphorus, ammonia, nitrate, total alkalinity and total hardness were in the range of from below detection limit (BDL)-0.99, BDL-0.69, BDL-2.04, 40-576 and 54-576 mg/l, respectively. Heavy metals like copper, nickel, lead and total chromium were found below detection limit (BDL).

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