International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering
Published by Chaoyang University of Technology

Kalpana Kumari Thakura*, Avinash Bajpaib, and Shailbala Singh Baghela

aDepartment of Chemistry, Sarojini Naidu Govt. P.G. College, Bhopal, (M. P.), India
bMakhanlal Chaturvedi University, Bhopal, (M. P.), India


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Water quality on earth is depleted due to over increasing human development  activities that over exploits and affect the quality and quantity of the water resources. The rapid urbanization has resulted in pollution of fresh water bodies due to increase generation of domestic waste, sewage, industrial waste etc. This study investigated the effectiveness and feasibility for Horizontal surface flow constructed wetland/Root Zone Unit which was constructed by Environmental Planning & coordination organization (EPCO) at Ekant Park, Bhopal. In present study samples of wastewater from Inlet and Outlet of Root Zone System situated at Ekant park, Bhopal (M. P.) were collected quarterly from June 2011 to May 2012. Some physico-chemical parameter namely dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), nitrate and phosphate were analysed using standard methods. The result obtained indicates that the Root Zone System works effectively and treated water can be used for recreational activities like washing clothes, fishing, swimming, irrigation etc.

Keywords: Root zone; constructed wetland; EPCO; BOD; COD; DO.

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Received: 2013-12-03
Revised: 2014-04-30
Accepted: 2014-05-02
Available Online: 2014-09-01

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Thakur, K.K., Bajpai, A., Baghel, S.S. Wastewater treatment through root zone technology with special reference to shahpura lake of bhopal (M.P.), India. International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering, 12, 169–175.

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