2015, Vol. 2 Issue 5, Part E
Physico-chemical characteristics and accumulation of heavy metals in water and sediments of the river Dakatia, Bangladesh
Author(s): Shanur Jahedul Hasan, Mohosena Begum Tanu, Md. Istiaque Haidar, Tayfa Ahmed and AKM Shafiqul Alam Rubel
Abstract: The present study briefly deals with the presence of trace heavy metals in the waters and sediments of River Dakatia in Chandpur district of Bangladesh and their relation with some physico-chemical parameters. The study was carried out from June 2013 to July 2014 on three selected sampling stations of River Dakatia. The transparency was found in Hajigonj, Puranbazar and Eachali were 176.33, 37 and 41 (cm) respectively. The concentration of DO was higher in Puranbazar when compared with Hazigonj and Eachali. In water the highest concentrations of Pb, Cu, Mn and Zn were found in Eachali. The highest concentrations of Cu, Fe, Cr, and Zn were found in sediment from the Eachali. From the data obtained on physicochemical parameters, it was found that the water quality of Dakatia River was fairly good in order to sustain life and also water was in a condition to be used for different purposes.
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