Pollution profile of damodar river sediment in Raniganj-Durgapur industrial belt, West Bengal, India

Anil K. De, Asit K. Sen, Md.Reazul Karim, K.J. Irgolic, Dipankar Chakraborty, R.A. Stockton
1985 Environment International  
Present paper deals with the estimation of soil micronutrients of agro-fields surrounding Durgapur Thermal Power Station, WB, India and the results were compared with the results of control area, Burdwan University Seed Multiplication Farm, Burdwan. Results revealed that the concentration of Cu and Mn is significantly (P<0.01) higher at thermal power plant site while the concentration of Fe and B is very low at the study area in comparison to the control site. The concentration of Mo is not
more » ... cted in the soil of both studied area whereas, no significant difference (P>0.05) has been found in Zn concentration between the Durgapur Thermal Power Station site and control site. The Enrichment Factor (EF) of these micronutrients in DTPS site soil was found in the following sequence: Mn>Cu>Zn>Fe>B.
doi:10.1016/0160-4120(85)90228-4 fatcat:4fiiol27kjgojnyq4tpfrq2kgm