Analysis of Physico-chemical parameters of salt pans at Newport and Nari situated around Bhavnagar Coast
The present study was carried out to evaluate physico-chemical parameters of two selected sites of salt pans ecosystem located at Bhavnagar coast, Gujarat for a period of one year December-2005 to August 2006. The analytical data obtained from samples become more informative if supplemented with information concerning the sampling site. Hence, the present work is aimed at the assessment of various physical and chemical parameters of water and sediment samples of salterns at Newport and Nari along Bhavnagar coast, Gujarat. The physico-chemical characteristics include temperature, pH, turbidity, salinity, alkalinity, total hardness, total dissolved solids, chloride, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulphate and phosphate. The results of various physico â€“ chemical characteristics indicate that with most of the parameters examined the contents recorded were higher in water samples as compared to sediments and also the values were higher at Newport than at Nari. Notable observation was with total hardness and sulphate, where the contents were higher in sediments and the alkalinity, calcium and magnesium contents were higher at Nari than at Newport. The data were subjected by Karl-Pearson correlation coefficient to examine the corelationship in between and among various physical and chemical parameters using SPSS. 15.0.
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