Journal of
Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

  • Abbreviation: J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9820
  • DOI: 10.5897/JTEHS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 208

Full Length Research Paper

Influence of pollutants on bottom sediment of sewage collecting Kalpi (Morar) River, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (M. P.)

Avnish K. Verma* and D. N. Saksena
Limnology Research Unit, Aquatic Biology Laboratory, SOS in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior-474011 (M. P.), Madhya Pradesh, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 August 2010
  •  Published: 30 September 2010

Abstract

To investigate the nutrient value of bottom soil pH, conductivity, potassium, exchangeable potassium, total phosphorus, available phosphorus, organic carbon, total nitrogen, available nitrogen, calcium and magnesium were analyzed from monthly samples collected from six sampling stations during two year of study, that is, April 2002-March 2004 of study. Soil from station A was found unpolluted due to low level of pollution load and less human activities. While at other stations sewage and municipal wastes increased the amount of calcium, magnesium and other nutrient.

 

Key words: River, sediment pollution, nutrient level.