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Assessment of water quality parameters in and off Vadinar and Sikka, Gulf of Kachchh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Division of Coastal and Marine Ecology, Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Mundra Road, Bhuj-370001, Kachchh, Gujarat, India
  • 2Division of Coastal and Marine Ecology, Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Mundra Road, Bhuj-370001, Kachchh, Gujarat, India
  • 3Division of Coastal and Marine Ecology, Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Mundra Road, Bhuj-370001, Kachchh, Gujarat, India
  • 4Division of Coastal and Marine Ecology, Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Mundra Road, Bhuj-370001, Kachchh, Gujarat, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (5), Pages 12-18, May,22 (2018)

Abstract

Water quality parameters in and off Vadinar and Sikka have been assessed thoroughly in the intertidal and subtidal areas of Vadinar coast during the year 2016. Since the southern coast of Gulf of Kachchh is a hub of industries like petroleum refineries, fertilizer industries, cement industries and the effluents from these industries are being mixed with the offshore waters of GoK, four different locations were selected including 2 intertidal and 2 subtidal. The study was conducted for a period of one year during January 2016 to December 2016. The average pH was 7.8, temperature 29.36, salinity 39.27, total dissolved solids 39.86, total suspended solids 106.68, dissolved oxygen 5.93, biological oxygen demand 2.46, chemical oxygen demand 33.09, petroleum hydrocarbons 2.3 and phenolic compounds 0.4 were recorded in the present study. Also the current scenario is compared with the prevailing conditions of Gulf of Kachchh.

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