Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Physicochemical analysis of water quality of malhania dam in relation to growth of certain algae
Author(s): Phul Kunwar Singh Rana
Abstract: In the present study, physicochemical parameters viz. temperature, turbidity, pH, Electrical Conductivity, Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids, Phosphate, Chloride, Sulphate, Total alkalinity, Total Hardness, Dissolved Oxygen, Biological Oxygen Demand, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Calcium hardness and Magnesium hardness of water of Malhania dam were analyzed in relation to the growth of algae viz. Scenedesmus obliquus, Monoraphidium minutum. During the study, it was noticed that both the algae have shown excellent growth in the water. Moreover, when CO2 concentration got increase in the water. Both the algae grown much better in fresh water and can be use to decrease CO2 concentration in the environment and can be a viable option to solve the problem of global warming. Moreover, production of algae can be a good source of Bio diesel production because of high oil content in it.