Seasonal physico-chemical attributes of the river Buriganga, Turag and Balu, Bangladesh

  • Mizanur Rahman Plant Ecology and Environment Laboratory, Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342
  • M Mahfuzur Rahman Plant Ecology and Environment Laboratory, Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342
  • Sirajul Hoque Department of Soil Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Hassan Mahmud Department of Environmental Science and Management, North South University, Dhaka
Keywords: Physico-chemical attributes, Buriganga, Turag, Balu, Pollution

Abstract

Seasonal physico-chemical attributes (pH, EC, TSS, TDS, DO, BOD, COD, Cl, HCO3, NO3-N, NH4-N, Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, Ni, Al, Pb, Cd, Cr, and Hg) of the river Buriganga, Turag and Balu have been studied to determine the pollution level of these rivers. It was revealed that most of the attributes exceeded the standard values set by GOB. Specially the parameters measured for the river Buriganga and Turag were in danger level. The level of pollution was much higher in winter and summer seasons compared to monsoon.

Jahangirnagar University J. Biol. Sci. 3(1): 9-16, 2014 (June)

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Mizanur Rahman, Plant Ecology and Environment Laboratory, Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342


Published
2016-06-19
How to Cite
Rahman, M., Rahman, M. M., Hoque, S., & Mahmud, H. (2016). Seasonal physico-chemical attributes of the river Buriganga, Turag and Balu, Bangladesh. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(1), 9-16. https://doi.org/10.3329/jujbs.v3i1.28271
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