Pollution Research Paper

Vol.30, Issue 1, 2011; Page No.(61-65)

HEAVY METAL POLLUTION IN RIVER GOMTI AT LUCKNOW CITY

SURESH K. ARYA, AMARIKA SINGH, ARVIND MATHUR AND D.C. RUPAINWAR

Abstract

Industrial and domestic wastewater produces wastewater of complex nature which contains organics, suspended solids, oil, grease and heavy metals which are polluting water bodies to a great extent. Heavy metals are amongst one of the pollutants, which cause severe threats to humans and the environment and in some cases; soil, water and food are also polluted by heavy metals. Due to their easy accessibility for disposal of wastewaters, surface waters are most vulnerable to pollution. Rivers play a major role in assimilation or carrying off the municipal and industrial wastewater and run-off from agricultural land. In present study Gomti River at Lucknow was found to be affected by heavy metal pollution during the post-monsoon season in the entire period of investigation.

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