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Environmental repercussions of cane-sugar industries on the Chhoti Gandak river basin, Ganga Plain, India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20041344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chhoti Gandak river basin, situated in the Ganga Plain, is one of India's most productive cane-sugar industrial belts. Soil and groundwater samples were collected to investigate the impacts of these industries on the environment of the Chhoti Gandak river basin with special reference to soil and water. The results show that concentration of most metals are affected by industrial activities and surrounding agricultural practices. It is evidenced by increased heavy metal concentration in the soils as well as in the aquifers. Metals such as Pb, Cu, and Zn in the soil around the industrial sets are found significantly higher than their normal values in the soil. Metals like Fe and Mn in the groundwater are more than the permissible limit prescribed by the World Health Organization. In this study, an attempt was made to distinguish between the naturally occurring and anthropogenically induced metals in the soil. Analysis of geochemical properties, disposal of industrial wastes, inadequate application of agrochemicals, and their impact on environment indicate the sustainable implementation of integrated wastewater management plan in these industrial sets and also in similar situations.
Authors:
Vikram Bhardwaj; Dhruv Sen Singh; Abhay K Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-12-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental monitoring and assessment     Volume:  171     ISSN:  1573-2959     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Monit Assess     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508350     Medline TA:  Environ Monit Assess     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, 226007, India. vik_bhardwaj0710@rediffmail.com
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