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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 3, March 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



An Investigation Into The Water Quality Of Buriganga - A River Running Through Dhaka

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AUTHOR(S)

Shaikh Sayed Ahammed, Sadia Tasfina, K. Ayaz Rabbani, Md. Adbul Khaleque

 

KEYWORDS

Water quality, River pollution, Buriganga, Nitrate, Phosphate, Dissolved oxygen

 

ABSTRACT

Buriganga river is used for bathing, drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes and is considered to be the lifeline of Dhaka city. The water quality of Buriganga has become a matter of concern due to serious levels of pollution. The objective of the study was to determine the water quality of the selected section of Buriganga river which passes through Dhaka city. The water quality parameters were sampled during different seasons (summer, winter and autumn) and in 10 different sampling points along the river along the banks of the Buriganga River. The water quality parameters studied for this study were dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), pH, turbidity, conductivity, total dissolved solids (TDS), nitrate and phosphate. The results showed that DO, BOD, COD, TDS, turbidity, nitrate and phosphate are at an alarming level and a discussion on the possible sources of the pollution are presented.

 

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