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Impact of chromium toxicity on water, plankton and bed sediments of River Ravi, Pakistan

By: Abdul Rauf, Ghazala Jabeen, Muhammad Javed

Key Words: River Ravi, Chromium, Water, Plankton, Fish

Int. J. Biosci. 11(5), 294-300, November 2017.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/11.5.294-300

Certification: ijb 2017 0168 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

The water, plankton and bed sediments collected from three polluted sites (Shahdara Bridge, Baloki Headworks and Sidhnai Barrage) in river Ravi were analyzed quantitatively to assess the impact of chromium toxicity on fish and the aquatic ecosystem. Metallic toxicity of water at all the three sites was generally low but the contamination levels in sediment and plankton were significantly higher indicating the bio-magnification of chromium in higher trophic levels. The uptake and accumulation of chromium by the sediments and plankton was dependent positively and significantly upon metallic toxicity of water. The plankton at Shahdara bridge had significantly higher chromium (45.47±10.62µgg-1) than that of Balokihead works and Sidhnai barrage with the chromium contamination levels of 35.68±7.32 and 34.94±6.39µgg-1, respectively. The pattern of chromium enrichment through water

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Impact of chromium toxicity on water, plankton and bed sediments of River Ravi, Pakistan

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Abdul Rauf, Ghazala Jabeen, Muhammad Javed.
Impact of chromium toxicity on water, plankton and bed sediments of River Ravi, Pakistan.
Int. J. Biosci. 11(5), 294-300, November 2017.
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