Trophic Status of Bhoj Wetland on the Basis of Some Chemical Characteristics
|Najeeb AB1*, Ashwani W1, Javid Ahmad D1 and Rajni W2|
|1Department of Environmental Sciences and Limnology, Barkatullah University Bhopal, (MP) India-462026|
|2Department of Zoology, Govt. Science and Commerce College (Benazir) Bhopal, (MP) India|
|Corresponding Author :||Najeeb Ahmad Bhat
Department of Environmental Sciences and Limnology
Barkatullah University Bhopal, (MP) India-462026
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received March 03, 2014; Accepted May 01, 2014; Published May 07, 2014|
|Citation: Najeeb AB, Ashwani W, Javid Ahmad D, Rajni W (2014) Trophic Status of Bhoj Wetland on the Basis of Some Chemical Characteristics. J Pollut Eff Cont 2:108. doi:10.4172/2375-4397.1000108|
|Copyright: © 2014 Najeeb AB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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The chemical characteristics of an aquatic ecosystem play key role in defining its trophic status. Bhoj wetland in Bhopal is under trophic evolution as it receives large quantities of agricultural and human wastes from its catchment, resulting in significant change in its environment. The main chemical parameters which are being considered for determination of tropic status of Bhoj wetland are pH, electrical conductivity, total alkalinity, phosphorus and nitrate nitrogen.
The various chemical features revealing that the water body has alkaline pH (x̅=8.2 units) and can be categorized among alkaliphilous water bodies. High electrical conductivity value (x̅=264.2μS/cm) puts the water body in mesotrophic condition. High total alkalinity value (x̅=76 mg I-1) categorizes water body among nutritionally rich. High phosphorus value (x̅=0.31 mg I-1) puts Bhoj wetland again into the eutrophic category while high nitrate nitrogen value (x̅=0.67 mg I1) is being associated with accelerated eutrophication of water body. Over all study revealed that Bhoj wetland under eutrophic state.