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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020, 8(5), 239-243
DOI: 10.12691/aees-8-5-8
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Heavy Metal Sequestration in an Urban Wetland of Kerala, India

Dipu Sukumaran1, and Ajith K V2

1Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

2Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kerala, India

Pub. Date: July 06, 2020

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Dipu Sukumaran and Ajith K V. Heavy Metal Sequestration in an Urban Wetland of Kerala, India. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 8(5):239-243. doi: 10.12691/aees-8-5-8


This study provides a comprehensive understanding of water quality, sediment and core sediment characteristics in Paroppadi wetland, Kozhikode, Kerala. Water samples were collected and analyzed for physico-chemical and bacteriological parameters. The physico-chemical parameters were within the acceptable limit as per Indian standards for drinking water except microbial contamination. The sediments were contaminated with heavy metal like iron. Core samples were also contaminated with heavy metals particularly with iron. As suggestion to reduce wetland pollution, people must avoid disposal of household waste in the wetlands. Initiate proper monitoring programs to identify water pollution sources which discharged in to wetland waters directly or indirectly and provide awareness class to the native people on importance of wetland.

Paroppadi wetland heavy metals core samples sediments

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