The research presents water quality analysis of Bhadravathi in Karnataka State, India. Fourteen physico-chemical and biological parameters were considered for the analysis. The raster maps created using GIS are used to represent the spatial distribution of the parameters for both pre and post-monsoon seasons. Using physico-chemical parameters, Water Quality Index (WQI) was determined. The WQI shows 11% of the surface water samples fall under very good category during pre-monsoon and 78% in post-monsoon. The water sample at New Bridge site shows sign of pollution throughout year with WQI in the range 50-100 and hence unfit for use. In groundwater samples, 20% of samples in the pre-monsoon and 50% samples during post-monsoon fall under good quality. 50% of water samples during pre-monsoon and 60% of samples during post-monsoon fall under good category and water sample at Haladamma temple are found unfit. Further, QUAL2K model predicted the DO and BOD values considerably well along the Bhadra River from Lakkavalli to Bhadravathi Town. However, the Streeter Phelp s model estimated higher DO as compared to QUAL2K model. This is due to provision of outfall effect in Streeter Phelp s model.
Groundwater constitutes an important source of water for drinking, agriculture and industrial production. The use of groundwater has increased significantly in the last decades due to its widespread occurrence and overall good quality. Water quality index exhibits the overall water quality at a specific location and specific time based on several water quality parameters. The objective of an index is to turn complex quality data in to information that is understandable and usable by the public. The water quality of the Kadapa town varied from excellent to good. The high value of WQI at these stations has been found to be mainly from values of fluoride, Electrical conductivity. In some of the collected samples, the concentrations of these parameters exceed the permissible limits of WHO and ISI standards. After evaluating the data of this study it is concluded that there is an instant need to take ameliorative steps in Kadapa, Badvel, Kalasapadu, Porumamilla mandals, Vemula, Vempalli of Y.S.R District to prevent the population from groundwater pollution. Measures on a groundwater-quality monitoring program are suggested for the sustainable development of this area.
Rivers play an imperative role in the development of nation and sustenance of life, which are being polluted due to acquisitive nature of human. Hydrobiology of river Ramganga from Kalagarh (upstream) to Moradabad city (down stream) also known as Brass city , have studied for three years. Spatio-temporal variations in several physico-chemical parameters, ichthyodiversity and fishing activities in the river were undertaken. The study exploring that the downstream of the river were heavily polluted due to excessive discharge of untreated industrial effluent containing heavy metals. The fish diversity includes total 26 species belonging to 9 families. Decreasing trend in the species richness was observed when moving to downstream which was related to less DO content and high load of pollution in the river. On the basis of Water Quality Index (WQI) the river was classified into permissible, slight, moderate and heavily polluted.Multivariate statistical methods were used for interpretations of hydrochemical parameters. The book would be of interest to Academicians,Aquatic Scientists, Researchers,Water works department,fishery department, Planners and Policy makers of river basin.
The degree of treatment or treatment efficiency of wastewater treatment plant depends primarily on the condition and best usage of the receiving stream. Work is carried out here for a city which is one of the highly industrialized cities and has number of small and medium scale textile units scattered all over the city. This city has waste water treatment plant which treats the waste water and dispose the effluent in the river. Last few years the river is facing lot of pollution problems. It is necessary to study the river assimilation capacity, possible modifications to the treatment efficiency of waste water treatment plant by studying river pollution parameters. Computer programming shall be used to study the effect of different parameters on pollution treatment efficiency. Present book deals with one of such approach, prime aim of which is having to find the sensitivity of river pollution parameters. This book also involves calculating Water Quality Index (wqi) of the river water.
Different models of Water Quality Indices (WQIs) and Water Pollution Indices (WPIs) were considered as effective tools to assess the water quality and suitability for different purposes. Water and sediments samples were collected monthly from Dec., 2012 to Nov., 2013. Thirty-one water variables were measured to assess the water quality and degree of pollution. Some heavy metals in water and sediments, also TPHs, n-alkanes and PAHs were detected. According to GWQI, DWQI and IWQI ranges, the water can be classified as poor - marginal for general and irrigation use. According to NSF-WQI range the water classified as poor-unsuitable for drinking use. The water can be considered as medium - excellent for aquaculture use according to MOC-WQI range. TSI range referred to mesotrophy- eutrophy water, whereas water can be classified as very high trophic level according to TRIX range. OPI range referred to weak organic -non organic pollution status. HPI range referred to polluted water according to impermissible values of dissolved Pb, Fe and Cd. Source of n-alkanes was mainly biogenic and pyrogenic and at least petrogenic, while the source of PAHs compounds pyrogenic and petrogenic.