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Rotifers in Dhanras Fly Ash Discharge Water Pond

Author Affiliations

  • 1Indira Gandhi Govt. College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Bhilai., M.P., INDIA
  • 2,3 Govt. V.Y.T. P.G. Autonomous College, Durg, C.G., INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 59-63, January,22 (2015)


Korba is power hub of Chhattisgarh as contributes maximum to the state power share. As coal is the major source of power generation, it also leads to the generation of huge amount of fly ash, which is disposed in ash dykes. Excessive water from these ash dykes are further collected into fly ash discharge water pond for further settlement. Present study was done in fly ash discharge water pond made for such purpose in Dhanras, Korba distritc, India. For study fly ash discharge water pond was divided into four stations and samples were collected respective stations. It was found that fly ash discharge water supports the growth of few rotifers at all stations except the point of entry of discharge water into the pond from ash dykes. Six different rotifers were isolated from the fly ash discharge water pond: Eosphora sp., Proalinopsis sp., Philodina sp., Keratella sp., Epiphanes sp., Lecane sp.. Philodina sp. was found to be the dominant one followed by Lecane sp., Prolinopsis sp. was the least abundant one.


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