DETERMINATION OF OIL AND GREASE PRESENT IN THE HUSSAIN SAGAR LAKE, HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIAAnitha and S. Kedarini
Oil and grease includes fats, oils, waxes, and other related constituents generally found in wastewater. If these compounds are not removed before discharge of treated wastewater, oil and grease show impact on biological life in surface waters and can cause thick films. The aim of the present study is to estimate the amount of oil and grease present in the Hussain Sagar Lake, tank bund, Hyderabad, Telangana. Samples were was collected early in the morning. For this study chemicals like Petroleum ether, Sulfuric acid and Ethyl alcohol were used. Presence of oil and grease was taken as an important criteria to check the quality of water. According to the General standards for discharge of environmental pollutants and ENVIS, CPCB the oil and grease concentration should not exceed 10 mg/L max.