Investigation of Some Water Quality Parameters of the Buriganga River

Authors

  • ASM Saifullah Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail
  • MH Kabir Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail
  • A Khatun Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail
  • S Roy Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail
  • MS Sheikh Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail-1902, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jesnr.v5i2.14600

Keywords:

Buriganga river, Dry season, Suitability, Water quality, Wet season

Abstract

This study deals with the investigation of water quality of the Buriganga river, Dhaka. For this purpose, samples were collected from five locations of the Buriganga river of Bangladesh during wet (monsoon) and dry (winter) season in 2011 to determine the spatial distribution and temporal variation of various water quality parameters. Water samples were collected from three different depths of river. The color was light brown in wet season and slightly black to black color in dry season. The water was found slightly acidic to slightly alkaline (6.6-7.5). Water temperature ranged from 18.2°C (dry) to 27.04°C (wet). The river was found to be highly turbid both in dry and wet season. Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Electric Conductivity (EC) and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) were found higher in the dry season compared to that of wet season, while Dissolved Oxygen (DO) was found higher in wet season. The mean values of parameters were EC: wet- 1685 ?s/cm, dry-2250 ?s/cm; DO: wet- 4.9 mg/L, dry-3.7 mg/L; BOD: wet- 26.4 mg/L, dry- 33.4 mg/L; TDS: wet-238 mg/L, dry- 579 mg/L; transparency: wet- 24.6 cm, dry- 22.8 cm.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jesnr.v5i2.14600

J. Environ. Sci. & Natural Resources, 5(2): 47-52 2012

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Published

2013-04-15

How to Cite

Saifullah, A., Kabir, M., Khatun, A., Roy, S., & Sheikh, M. (2013). Investigation of Some Water Quality Parameters of the Buriganga River. Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, 5(2), 47–52. https://doi.org/10.3329/jesnr.v5i2.14600

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