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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | India | Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021
Study of Nitrate Concentration in the River Godavari near Shahagad
Solunke K R | Markad AS
Abstract: Humans require water as much as they require oxygen. Surface water is the most important water source among the supply of water for drinking purposes for humans and other living beings. The river plays a crucial role in the sustenance of life. As industrialization and urbanization increase, it degrades the river, which is being polluted due to developmental activities. Nitrate contamination in rivers has been a source of worry around the world, especially in arid river basins. Nitrate concentration in surface water bodies increases with rapid urbanization and industrialization. High nitrate concentration is dangerous for human and other animals? health, and it is also responsible for the eutrophication of the aquatic system, threatening aquatic biodiversity. On this background, to know the present status of nitrate concentration and degree of pollution of river Godavari this study is carried out. The nitrate content from two locations of Godavari river near Shahagad were monitored during January2018 to December 2018. The nitrate level from both sampling sites were found below acceptable limit of BIS 2012.
Keywords: Godavari, Nitrate, Eutrophication
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021,
Pages: 991 - 993