A Comparative Analysis of Selected Environmental Parameters of Water Quality of the Subansiri River in Eastern Himalayas and the Alaknanda River in Western Himalayas

Authors(2) :-Sangita Devi, Dulal C Goswami

The paper attempts to analyze, interpret, compare and contrast water quality of selected environmental parameters of the Subansiri river in the eastern Himalayas and the Alaknanda river in the western Himalayas. Standard methodologies (APHA, 1995) are adopted to analyze the data and obtain the values for the samples of both the rivers in summer season. The results of the analysis are compared with the drinking water quality standards such as WHO and BIS. It is found from the study that the water quality parameters show a similar trend in case of the ph and electrical conductivity but most of the parameters show dissimilarities in the eastern and western Himalayan basins.

Authors and Affiliations

Sangita Devi
Department of Environmental Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India
Dulal C Goswami
Department of Environmental Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India

water quality, Subansiri, Alaknanda, eastern Himalaya, western Himalaya

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | July-August 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-08-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 326-332
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET151453
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Sangita Devi, Dulal C Goswami, " A Comparative Analysis of Selected Environmental Parameters of Water Quality of the Subansiri River in Eastern Himalayas and the Alaknanda River in Western Himalayas, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.326-332, July-August-2015.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET151453

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