Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Ganga River Water at Two Selected Sites within Haridwar City, Uttarakhand: A Comparative Study

1Aditi

2Dr. Ravi Bhatnagar

1Sunrise University, Alwar,
2Sunrise University, Alwar

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Abstract:

This study is focused on the physico-chemical parameters of the Ganga River water during the year 2016. Water samples were collected monthly from two selected sites viz. Sapta Rishi Ghat and Har ki Pauri. During the present study, physicochemical parameters were monitored with the help of standard methods of APHA and Trivedi & Goel. Selected physicochemical parameters such as temperature, total Solids (TS), total dissolved solids (TDS), total suspended solids (TSS), turbidity, transparency, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), Bio-chemical oxygen demand, total hardness, and chlorides were analyzed. It was found that anthropogenic activities were responsible for water quality degradation in the Ganga River.

Keywords:

Physico-chemical parameters, Ganga River, Haridwar, Sapta Rishi Ghat, Har ki Pauri

Paper Details
Month09
Year2017
Volume21
IssueIssue 2
Pages1034-1038