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Physico-Chemical status of Danteshwar pond of Vadodara City, Gujarat India and its Environmental Implications

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara-390002, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (10), Pages 58-62, October,22 (2013)

Abstract

The present study is the investigation of physico-chemical status of Danteshwar pond of Vadodara city. The water quality parameters selected for the study were dissolved oxygen, pH, chloride, total hardness, nitrates and phosphates. The sampling duration was from February, 2010 to April, 2010. Samples were collected from four pre-decided points from the pond. Standard methods were used to analyze all the water samples collected from the pond. The results of the analysis showed that the parameters were within the permissible limits for drinking water standards as directed by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) as well as American Public Health Association. However, concentration of some of the parameters was found to be high which may cause a potential threat and interfere with the normal growth, development and reproduction of aquatic organisms leading to their death and ultimately eradication of life from that pond which in turn may to disappearance of the pond itself.

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