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Concentration of heavy metals in Karanja reservoir, Bidar district, Karnataka, India


In this study, some heavy metals concentrations (Zn, Pb, Fe, Mn, Cu, Ni) and other physico-chemical parameters were studied during October 2001 to September 2003 in Karanja reservoir, Bidar district. Water quality parameters were collected monthly basis whereas heavy metals were analyzed by Atomic Adsorption Spectrometer (AAS). Heavy metals have shown within the permissible limits, except Fe and Ni were recorded higher values in southwest monsoon, where as Mn has showed higher concentration in northeast monsoon in and summer. All other physico-chemical parameters are with in the permissible limit. Water is moderately hard and reservoir is productive.

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Majagi, S.H., Vijaykumar, K. & Vasanthkaumar, B. Concentration of heavy metals in Karanja reservoir, Bidar district, Karnataka, India. Environ Monit Assess 138, 273–279 (2008).

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