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Screening of polluted water of different habitat for some physicochemical parameters and algal flora in summer season of District Charsadda, KP, Pakistan

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Liaqat Ali, Syed Zahir Shah, Mursaleen

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.12( 3), 39-49, March 2018


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The purpose of the study was to assess the algal flora and water quality of summer season of district Charsadda. There are three tehsil in district charsadda; Tehsil Charsadda, Tangi and Shabqadar were studied. From three sampling sites Water samples were collected in summer season for three months (June – August 2015). For identification of algal flora photographs from specimen were captured and identified with the help of slandered monographs of (Tiffany, 1952: Desikachary, 1959: Prescott, 1962). Methods used for physico-chemical analysis of water were standardized according to the procedures of (APHA-AWWA-WPCF, 1995). A total of 86 algal species belonged to 34 genera were studied. Species distribution was as; tehsil charsadda occupied 64 species followed by tehsil tangi with 59 species while tehsil shabqadar represents 49 species. Class Chlorophyceae reperesent high diversity, followed by Bacillariophyceae while a single species of Xanthophyceae was isolated from tehsil Charsadda. Genus spirogyra shared 16 species which was maximum. Different physicochemical parameters of polluted water were Temperature, pH, Turbidity, Total dissolved solids, Dissolved oxygen, Electrical conductivity, Total suspended solids, Ammonia, Nitrogen, Nitrate, sulphate, phosphate, Biological Oxygen demand, Alkalinity, Chlorides and Sodium. Water quality analysis showed that Temperature, pH. Turbidity, DO, TSS, Ammonia and BOD were found in very high concentration as compared to the standard value of environmental protection agency and world health organization (EPA, 1991& WHO, 2004). The water is not suitable for drinking purposes without some physical and chemical treatment while useful for agricultural purposes.


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