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American Journal of Marine Science. 2014, 2(1), 19-24
DOI: 10.12691/marine-2-1-3
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Physico Chemical Properties of Water Sample Collected From Mangrove Ecosystem of Mahanadi River Delta, Odisha, India

B.C. Behera1, R.R. Mishra2, J.K. Patra3, S.K. Dutta4 and H.N Thatoi5,

1Department of Biotechnology, North Orissa University, Baripada, Odisha, India

2Department of Biotechnology, MITS School of Biotechnology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

3Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, Environmental Laboratory, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India

4Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

5Department of Biotechnology, College of Engineering and Technology, Biju Pattnaik University of Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Pub. Date: January 09, 2014

Cite this paper:
B.C. Behera, R.R. Mishra, J.K. Patra, S.K. Dutta and H.N Thatoi. Physico Chemical Properties of Water Sample Collected From Mangrove Ecosystem of Mahanadi River Delta, Odisha, India. American Journal of Marine Science. 2014; 2(1):19-24. doi: 10.12691/marine-2-1-3


In the present study, physico-chemical parameters of water samples were compared with the water quality standard of Bureau of Indian standard and the state pollution control board. Variations of different parameters investigated were as follows: Temperature (24.2-30.9°C), dissolved oxygen (2.9-10.9 mg/L), pH (6.05-8.6), electrical conductivity (5.16–17.33 mS/cm), TDS (4510–11900 mg/L), chloride content (4389-12575 mg/l), nitrate (13.03-24.01 mg/l), phosphate (0.55-2.59 mg/l), calcium (125.4-400.8 mg/l), magnesium (153.16-474.13 mg/l) and total hardness (800-2090 mg/l). The significant variations of p among different study sites with high load of calcium, chloride, nitrate and phosphate in most of the study sites indicating the pollution status of the estuarine water.

mangrove ecosystem physico-chemical parameter water quality and water pollution

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