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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Assessment of water quality of River Ganga at Haridwar with reference to Water Quality Index

Ruhela Mukesh, Kumar Paritosh 

Department of Environmental Engineering, SITE, Subharti University, Meerut – 250004

Tyagi Varun , Ahamad Faheem and Ram Khushi

Limnology and Ecological Modelling Laboratory, Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, GKV

Abstract

The holy River Ganga at Haridwar is largely affected by that effluent from varius industries and untreated sewage disposed from insufficient sewage treatment plants. Along with that the pilgrims that take holy dip in the pious river throughout the year, all these sitautions worsens the condition a lot. The quality and quantity of surface water in a river basin is influenced by natural factors such as rainfall, temperature and weathering of rocks and anthropogenic changes that curtail natural flow of the river, or alter its hydrochemistry. A study related to water quality indexing of River Ganga was conducted for four months, and four sampling stations were selected for physico-chemical parameters. WQI of the River during the study period was 46.03 which fall in the good water quality. DO values ranged from 10.32 – 13.24 mg/l, BOD values were 1.08 – 3.66 mg/L, COD ranged from 5.50 – 11.50 mg/L. Other physico-chemical parameters were observed well in the range.

River Ganga, Dissolved Oxygen, Water Quality Index, Physico-chemical parameters

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Mukesh, R., Paritosh, K., Varun, T., Faheem, A., & Khushi, R. (2018). Assessment of water quality of River Ganga at Haridwar with reference to Water Quality Index. Environment Conservation Journal19(3), 47-58.

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2018.19306

Received: 20.06.2018

Revised: 25.08.2018

Accepted: 18.09.2018

First Online: 22.12. 2018

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2018.19306

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