Monitoring of water quality parameters to know the suitability of water for fish fauna at River Sardaryab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Khan A Khan Q Raziq S Naheed J Yousafzai AM   

Abstract

Physiochemical parameters of River Sardaryab (a tributary of River Kabul) were analyzed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province of Pakistan. The water quality was studied during the months of March to July 2011. Aim of the study was to observe the suitability of River water for fish fauna. Possible sources of contamination were analyzed. The major contaminant found in the River Sardaryab signifying the release of domestic waste water into the River without any treatment. Parameters measured included Water Temperature, pH, Alkalinity, Total hardness, Total Chloride level, Nitrite and Nitrates. All the parameters were within the permissible limit with mean values and standard error include Air Temperature = 330 ± 5.790C; Water Temperature = 30.120 ± 5.870C; pH = 8.22±1.26; Chloride = 0±0mg/l;  Nitrite = 0.32±0mg/l;  Nitrate = 7.1±2.56mg/l;  Hardness = 150±37.14mg/l; Alkalinity = 232±26.41 mg/l. The water chemistry of the River reflects the absence of sub lethal pollution rendering the River water fit for fish and other aquatic organisms, livestock and irrigation.


MS Received Date:   2014-05-06  MS Accepted Date:  2014-05-20  MS Published Date:  2014-05-23
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Khan A, Khan Q., Raziq S., Naheed J., Yousafzai AM. "Monitoring of water quality parameters to know the suitability of water for fish fauna at River Sardaryab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan" Journal of Zoology Studies 1.3 (2014): 31-37.
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Khan, A., Khan, Q., Raziq, S., Naheed, J., Yousafzai, AM. (2014). Monitoring of water quality parameters to know the suitability of water for fish fauna at River Sardaryab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Zoology Studies, 1(3), 31-37.
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Khan A, Khan Q, Raziq S, Naheed J, Yousafzai AM. Monitoring of water quality parameters to know the suitability of water for fish fauna at River Sardaryab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2014; 1(3): 31-37.
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