Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol. 20 Issue 01, 2014; Page No.(383-389)

ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICO-CHEMICAL WATER QUALITY ALONG WITH PHYTOPLANKTON AND ALGAL BIOMASS ON PRATAP SAGAR POND, CHHATARPUR (M.P.), INDIA

L.N. Gupta and Kusum Kasyap

Abstract

The Pratap Sagar pond is one of the biggest eutrophic water body of Chhatarpur city, M.P. Presently this water body was used for domestic and commercial water supply, bathing, washing and recreation purposes. The present study highlights with assessment of physico-chemical water quality along with presence of phytoplankton species and algal biomass on Pratap Sagar pond, Chhatarpur (M.P.). The analysis was assessed during post monsoon, 2011 and pre monsoon, 2012 collected water sample from five different sites of pond. The parameters assessed were temperature, turbidity, pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), total hardness, calcium hardness, magnesium hardness, alkalinity, sulphate, chloride, nitrate, phosphate, dissolved oxygen (DO) and bio-chemical oxygen demand (BOD). The above parameters were analysed by employing standard methods for examination of water and wastewater. The results showed that most of the investigated parameters were found higher with their recommended standard limits prescribed by WHO. Numbers of different phytoplankton species at pond were six and eight at post monsoon, 2012 and pre-monsoon, 2011 respectively. Maximum and minimum algal biomass on pond were found 2042 and 2410 ppm/L at post monsoon, 2011 and pre-monsoon, 2012 respectively.

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