Evaluation of Water Quality of the Titas River Using NSF Water Quality Index

Authors

  • S. Islam IUBAT
  • T. Rasul IUBAT
  • J. Bin Alam SUST
  • M. A. Haque

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v3i1.6170

Keywords:

Water pollution, Faecal coliform, Dissolve oxygen (DO), Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD).

Abstract

The Titas River, a trans-boundary river of Bangladesh flows almost the entire Brahmanbaria district, consumes a huge amount of sewage, agricultural discharges and runoff, waste produced from human excreta, discharges of two oil mills and contaminants from other minor sources. A study is conducted to find the water quality status of the river during the period from July 2008 to June 2009 and by using National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) water quality index, the probable use of this water is predicted. This work consists of laboratory tests for the evaluation of some water quality parameters of the Titas and to identify its probable use in various purposes. The results of the laboratory tests and NSF water quality index suggest that the water can be used for recreation, pisciculture and irrigation purposes but requires treatment before using for drinking.

Keywords: Water pollution; Faecal coliform; Dissolved oxygen (DO); Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD).

© 2011 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237 (Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.

doi:10.3329/jsr.v3i1.6170                 J. Sci. Res. 3 (1), 151-159 (2011)

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Author Biographies

S. Islam, IUBAT

Faculty

Civil Engineering

IUBAT, Uttara Model Town

Dhaka- 1230

T. Rasul, IUBAT

Faculty

Civil Engineering

IUBAT, Uttara Model Town

Dhaka- 1230

J. Bin Alam, SUST

Professor

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engg.

SUST, Sylhet- 3114, Bangladesh

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Published

2010-12-20

How to Cite

Islam, S., Rasul, T., Alam, J. B., & Haque, M. A. (2010). Evaluation of Water Quality of the Titas River Using NSF Water Quality Index. Journal of Scientific Research, 3(1), 151. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v3i1.6170

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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences