Volume 2 (Issue 1)

pp. 24-31

Open Access

Research paper

Comparison of Physico-chemical Properties of Godavari River at Nashik during Winter and Summer

Sanjay Popatrao Kaware*, Javid Manzoor

SPK, JM: Department of Environmental Science, JJT University, Churela 333001, Rajasthan, India


*Corresponding author: Sanjay Popatrao Kaware; Email: sanjaypkaware22@gmail.com

DOI:

Received: 

27 February 2022

Published:

25 April 2022

Cite as: Kaware, S. P. & Manzoor, J. (2022). Comparison of Physico-chemical Properties of Godavari River at Nashik during Winter and Summer. Inventum Biologicum, 2(1), 24-31.

Abstract

The Godavari River originates at Nashik, Maharashtra, at an elevation of 1,465 kilometers. It flows for almost 1,465 kilometers before reaching the Bay of Bengal. The aim of the study was to assess the physico-chemical analysis of drinking water that is supplied and distributed. The classification of pesticides, the identification of chemical sources, and the restoration of rivers using various management approaches are all innovative aspects of this work. The preservation of samples and the measurement of various water quality indicators were done in accordance with the APHA's standard protocols (2012). The river water sample was having alkaline qualities, according to the physico-chemical study of water samples. The dissolved oxygen value has declined as pollutants have been introduced to river water at various sites. BOD and turbidity levels have increased at these sites as a result of the addition of pollution. The quality of water in the Godavari River at Nashik has deteriorated as a result of the use of excessive chemical fertilizers and pesticides to boost crop productivity. This has resulted in a rise in nitrogen, nitrate, phosphate, and ammonia concentrations in the water.

Keywords:

Water quality, Godavari river, Physico-chemical properties, Water chemistry

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Funding Information

This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Declaration of Conflict

The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.