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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 852-861
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.096


Water Quality Characteristics of Vembanoor Wetland, Kanniyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India
P. Priyatharsini1 and B. Dhanalakshmi2*
1Research scholar, PG & Research Department of Zoology, Nirmala College for Women, India
2Assistant Professor, PG & Research Department of Zoology, Nirmala College for Women, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Wetlands are the planets most important fresh water resources which provide innumerable benefits for survival of life on earth. The aim of the current study was to gain a thorough knowledge on the status of the Vembanoor wetland with respect to seasonal variation in physico-chemical parameters (Colour, Temperature, Electrical conductivity, TDS, Turbidity, Transparency, pH, Alkalinity, Total hardness, Dissolved oxygen, Carbon dioxide, and Biological oxygen demand)during2013-2014.The methods employed for analysis of water samples were standard methods recommended by APHA (2005);WHO (2010); BIS(1991); ISI (1991) and ICMR (1975). The obtained values were compared with standard value limits. The result of the present study reveals that water quality parameters like (pH, Total dissolved solids, Total hardness, Transparancy) are with in pre maximum permissible limits BIS and ISI and other parameters (Turbitity) showed some slight variations. In general with the above results of the present study revealed that though the wetland is oligotrophic, due to severe environmental impact it exhibits some characters of eutrophication. So a day is not far off, this wetland may disappear due to human greed, over exploitation and pollution in Kanniyakumari district.


Keywords: Wetland, Fresh water, Physical parameters, chemical parameters, Eutrophication.
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Priyatharsini, P., and Dhanalakshmi, B. 2016. Water Quality Characteristics of Vembanoor Wetland, Kanniyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 852-861. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.096