International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part M (2016)
Analysis of effluents released from the paper industry: Approach of its impact on agricultural soil
In the present study effluents and soil samples from the nearby paper industry collected in Bhimavaram district of Andhra Pradesh and analyzed for various physio-chemical parameters like pH, TDS, TSS, TRC, TVS, TS, BOD, COD, DO. The inferences were drawn on the basis of analysis. In general, a considerable decrease in the concentration of total suspended and dissolved solids, chloride, calcium, sodium, manganese and cobalt occurred during the flow of effluents downstream. The lateral seepage of paper industrial effluent to agricultural lands increased the soil pH and electrical conductivity (EC). At shorter distances from point source, the lateral seepage of effluent increased exchangeable Na and extractable Cr, Zn, Mn, Pb and Ni in soil.
How to cite this article:
Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju Alluri, Sai Durga Prasad Sugnanam, Mallikarjuna Kunjam, Vijaya Kumar Nethala. Analysis of effluents released from the paper industry: Approach of its impact on agricultural soil. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(7):890-892.