International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 7 Issue 1 2016- July 2016 Pages: 83 - 93                                 Next>>

Study of semi-urban wastewater characteristics used for agriculture

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Abhilash.M.R1, Shiva Kumar.D1, Srikantaswamy.S1 and Mahendra.C2
1-Department of Studies in Environmental Science, University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysuru-570006, India
2- Department of Studies in Botany, University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysuru-570006, India


In semi-arid and arid region wastewater is a base line for the agricultural practices.  Usage of the Semi-urban wastewater to the agricultural fields served as a nutrient to the crops since the wastewater contains organic wastes, excreta and sludge. Wastewater and sewage sludge, just as manure, have also been used by the northern European and Mediterranean civilizations. However, in Mysuru such usage of treated and untreated wastewater has not been widely investigated. In view of these facts, the present study was analyzed the both primary and secondary parameters to understand actual conditions of the UWW of Mysuru city. This study reveals that, the investigated UWW is suitable for agricultural purposes except Kesare UWW treatment plant with adequate amount of nutrient present in it.

Keywords: Mysuru, UWW, Sewage, Heavymetal. SAR, Kelly’s ratio, Permeability index


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