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Navi Mumbai, India

Dalvie V.V.,SVKMs Mithibai College | Amte G.K.,Bnn College | Naber B.,CHM College
Pollution Research

Lakes and water bodies form vital eco-systems supporting livelihood, storing rainwater, providing recreation space with social, economic and aesthetic benefits. In the present study attempts are made to determine the microbiological parameters from water, soil and fish samples from Kalkhadi Lake, Kharbav in Bhiwandi, Dist: Thane, Maharashtra. The objective of the study is to assess the water and soil quality and its effect on aquatic life in the lake, as the lake is an important source of livelihood for the community around. Survey revealed that above lake though not detrimental is being used for farming/ irrigation and fishing purpose by communities nearby. Water, soil and fish samples collected from the above lake were studied. Various parameters studied were pH, DO, microbial load of fungi and bacteria including Enterobacteria from the lake water, soil and fish. The bacteriological analysis shows presence of Escherichia coll indicating sewage pollution. Sewage must be diverted from lakes to balance the flora and fauna in catchment area and remedial measures should be undertaken. The studies revealed in general that though the water is not potable it is suitable for aquaculture and that a blend of improved traditional method with cage culture of ornamental fish and propagation of aquatic ornamental plants with pearl culture being experimented will enhance sustainability of aquaculture practices leaving scope for further experimentation.Copyright © EM International. Source

Amte G.K.,Bnn College | Gore T.A.,Bnn College
Pollution Research

The paper deals with hydrobiological studies of Gauripada Lake with special reference to physico-chemical characteristics for the period of 12 months (2009-10). Six parameters were observed throughout the study period. From the present investigation, it can be concluded that water is suitable for pisciculture. Copyright © EM International. Source

Amte G.K.,Bnn College | Mhaskar T.V.,Bnn College
Journal of Industrial Pollution Control

The present investigation was carried out to study the toxicological effects of effluents discharged from the textile-dyeing industry from Bhiwandi city, Maharashtra, India to fresh water fish Oreochromis mossambicus. Static, short-term, acute toxicity tests were performed over a period of 96 hours. The LC50 values at the end of 24, 48 72 and 96 hours were calculated. Efficiency of ETP as well as Safe concentration of the treated effluent were also calculated. The total efficiency of the treatment process was 71.42% and the safe concentration of the treated effluent is 17.85%. These data are highly useful in establishing limits of acceptability by the aquatic animals. © EM International Printed in India. All rights reserved. Source

Amte G.K.,Bnn College | Tejali G.A.,Bnn College
Ecology, Environment and Conservation

Physico-chemical parameters of three Lakes namely Kala Talav, Gauripada Talav and Adharwadi Talav from Kalyan city of Maharashtra state, India were studied for one year from June 2009 - May 2010. Investigation of some of the important physico-chemical parameters like pH, Temp, Turbidity DO, BOD, COD, Alkalinity, TDS, TSS, TS, Silicate, Nitrate, Phosphate and Sulphate were carried out. The data collected is discussed in the light of present environmental status of these Lakes. © EM International. Source

Amte G.K.,Bnn College | Mhaskar T.V.,Bnn College
Nature Environment and Pollution Technology

Haematological analysis was carried out in experimental fish Oreochromis mossambicus exposed to various concentrations of textile-dyeing effluents (both untreated and treated). Effluent samples of various concentrations were taken in order to perform acute toxicity studies with the test organism, Oreochromis mossambicus for the period of 96 hours. Hematological data were evaluated for parameters such as Hb, RBCs, WBCs, PCV, MCH and MCHC of the test species. The alterations of these parameters are discussed in the paper. Source

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