Selvi, V.A. and Prajapati, N. and Masto, R.E. and Ram, L.C. and Srivastava, N.k. (2008) Environmental impact of coal washery and Damodar River Water on the Morphometry and biochemical changes of maize (Zea mays L.) and soil health. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment , 145 (1-3). pp. 251-256. ISSN 0167-6369

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Enormous quantity of water is used for coal beneficiation and accordingly huge amount of effluents are being generated. In this study an attempt was made to evaluate the potential of this effluent water for irrigation. Water samples were collected from three different points (a) feeding point, (b) thickening point, and (c) outlet point of coal washery, and from Damodar River for monitoring the water quality. The samples were analyzed for various parameters and compared with prescribed standard, which revealed that the total suspended solids of thickening point and Damodar River were higher. A pot experiment with maize was conducted to study the suitability of this coal washery water for irrigation. Pots were irrigated with water from the three points of washery and Damodar River in two concentrations (100% and 50% dilution with distilled water); pure distilled water was used for control. There was 100% germination in all the treatments. The plant growth, chlorophyll content and soil quality parameters were significantly better in washery and Damodar River water treated pots. The Damodar River water and washery water from feeding and outlet point could be successfully used for irrigation. In general mixing with good quality water has shown better results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coal washery water Irrigation Soil quality Maize Chlorophyll
Subjects: Enviornmental Management
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 05:24
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2012 05:24

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