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Physico-Chemical Analysis of Sugar Industry Effluent and its Effect on Seed Germination of Vigna angularis, Vigna cylindrical and Sorghum cernum

Kailas M. Doke, Abeda Inamdar Sr. College, Pune University, India
Ejazuddin M. Khan, Abeda Inamdar College, Pune
Joseph Rapolu, Department of Botany, Abeda Inamdar College
Asif Shaikh, Department of Botany, Abeda Inamdar College

Keywords

Mung, Chavali, Jowar, effluent, physico-chemical analysis, seed germination.

Publication Date

7-2-2011

Subject Areas

Physico-chemical analysis, Industrial effulent, seed germination.

Abstract

We assessed physico-chemical parameters of treated waste water effluents from a sugar industry and determined the effect of various concentrations (0%, 20%, 40%, 60%, 80 % and 100%) of effluent on seed germination, germination speed, peak value and the germination value of Mung (Vigna angularis), Chavali (Vigna cylindrical) and Jowar (Sorghum cernum) seeds. The low effluent pH (4.35), total dissolved solids, (TDS, 720 mg/L) and chemical oxygen demand, (COD, 1330 mg/L) indicate the high inorganic and organic content with an acidic load. Germination percentages and germination values decrease with increasing concentration of effluent in all the seeds tested.

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000978

Recommended Citation

Doke, Kailas M.; Khan, Ejazuddin M.; Rapolu, Joseph; and Shaikh, Asif (2011) "Physico-Chemical Analysis of Sugar Industry Effluent and its Effect on Seed Germination of Vigna angularis, Vigna cylindrical and Sorghum cernum," Annals of Environmental Science: Vol. 5, Article 2.
Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000978

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