PHYSICO – CHEMICAL ASSESSMENT OF WATER QUALITY OF INDUSTRIAL CREEKS OF SURAT, GUJARAT

PHYSICO – CHEMICAL ASSESSMENT OF WATER QUALITY OF INDUSTRIAL CREEKS OF SURAT, GUJARAT

Alpa Varsani* and Kapila Manoj
Department of Aquatic Biology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat-395007, India.
[Corresponding author E-mail* : alpamanoj87@gmail.com]
Received: 21-08-2015 Accepted: 01-10-2015
Abstract:
The present study is focused on impact of effluent discharged through industrial wastes and sewage on water quality of industrial creek in Surat city. Some selected physico-chemical parameters viz. DO, BOD, COD, H2S and oil and grease were monitored during Oct-2012 to Mar-2013 from three different sites. In daily routine, it is observed that dumping of industrial effluent and sewage directly into the fresh and marine water bodies creates adverse impact on the quality of water and aquatic ecosystem. With reference to that study was carried out and as a result it is concluded that DO was found nil at all the sites. BOD, COD, H2S were estimated as higher magnitude as compared to standard prescribed by CPCB. Observed condition showed that still there is a great need to implement common objectives, compatible policies and programme for improvement in the industrial waste water and sewage treatment methods and its discharges. This study will be helpful during development strategies to protect the ecosystem from long term pollution load.

Keywords: Effluent discharge,  water quality, DO, BOD, COD, H2S, pollution load

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