Water Pollution in Chandpai Range of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest of Bangladesh

  • AKM Faruk E Azam Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali-8602, Bangladesh
  • Md Anisuzzaman Department of Environmental Science, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali-8602, Bangladesh
  • Muhammad Maniruzzaman Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali-8602, Bangladesh
  • Md Nizam Uddin Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali-8602, Bangladesh
  • Abdullah Al Zabir Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali-8602, Bangladesh
Keywords: Water pollution, mangrove forest.

Abstract

The present study was conducted to assess the water quality at Chandpai range in Bagerhat district of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest of Bangladesh. Seven water samples were collected during July to December 2014. The water were analyzed for pH, EC, P, K, S, Ca, Mg, Cu, Mn, Zn, Fe and B. The EC values of rivers and canals water were found higher than that of the ponds. River waters of Chandpai range were detected as neutral to slightly alkaline. Waters from Karamjalkhal (Lake), Pasur river, Nandabala canal and Ismails Chila were found strongly saline (EC, 8-12 dSm-1), Bholakhal (lake) was moderately saline (EC, 4-8 dSm-1) and Boiddomari and Dashervarani ponds were poorly saline (EC<4 dSm-1) in nature. The concentrations of K, Ca, Mg, S, Zn and B were found higher and P, Cu and Mn were lower at higher EC levels. The concentrations of K, S, Cu and B in most of the rivers exceeded the permissible level for aquaculture.

The Agriculturists 2018; 16(2) 123-130

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2018-12-22
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Azam, A., Anisuzzaman, M., Maniruzzaman, M., Uddin, M. N., & Zabir, A. (2018). Water Pollution in Chandpai Range of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest of Bangladesh. The Agriculturists, 16(02), 123-130. https://doi.org/10.3329/agric.v16i02.40350
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