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Physicochemical analysis of pond water in Purba Barddhaman, West Bengal, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Syamsundar College, Shyamsundar, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 54-59, February,22 (2018)

Abstract

Physico-chemical analysis of Mondal pond, Barddhaman town, Purba Barddhaman, West Bengal, India, carried out from March 2015 to February 2016. During the analysis, the limnological factors such as temperature, pH, DO (dissolved oxygen), free CO2, chloride, alkalinity, PO4 (phosphate) were taken for consideration and the data were recorded and analysed. In this study, the air temperature ranges from 19C to 34C where as water temperature ranges from 16C to 31.8C. pH ranges from 8.2 (September) to 9.5 (August). Lowest value of DO was observed in April (4.1mg/l) and highest value was observed in December (13.1mg/l). Free carbon di oxide varies from 2.4mg/l to 10.2mg/l. Chloride content ranges from 70mg/l to 165mg/l. Alkalinity level ranges from 82mg/l to 165.5mg/l where as phosphate level was in between 0.40 mg/l and 0.86mg/l. According to above result, the selected pond is suitable for fish culture but continuous monitoring of all the parameters is necessary.

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