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Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Water From Khadkawasala Reservoir, Pune, Maharashtra State

Author(s): P. N. Kamble, H. R. Aher and S. R. Kuchekar

Water is essential in every stage of life for any living organism. Physico-chemical characteristics of Khadakwasla reservoir near Pune were monitored for physico-chemical parameters like temperature, pH, electric conductivity, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, silica, iron, bicarbonate, chloride, sulphate, nitrate, phosphate, dissolved oxygen, biological oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand. These parameters were analyzed by collecting water samples at four different locations of reservoir from July 2005- Jan 2006. From this study, it is observed that there is seasonal variation in concentration of physico-chemical parameters and some of parameters are beyond permissible limit, which shows degradation of water quality due to pollution.

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