Vol. 10, Special Issue 10 (2021)
Study of changes in properties of calcareous soil at industrial disposal site of tannery industry in Bela, Muzaffarpur
Sonal Rani and Ashok Kumar Singh
The present paper put forwards to see the potential change in soil characteristics due to disposal of industrial effluents emerging from tannery industry in surrounding areas of Bela at Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. Altogether, 15 soil samples from various sources were collected from different locations from the vicinity of the discharge point of the tannery effluents at every 100 m interval. The data obtained from the investigation revealed very interesting facts related to soil characteristics that there was 230% increase in organic carbon, 183% increase in Nitrogen content, 121% increase in Phosphorus, 72% increase in Iron and 318% increase in Chromium in surface soils at discharge point of the effluent water as compared to the farthest point (1400m) from the disposal site. Along with these, acidic soil pH was observed in close vicinity of disposal site and free CaCO3 was lowest in soil where effluents were disposed.
How to cite this article:
Sonal Rani and Ashok Kumar Singh. Study of changes in properties of calcareous soil at industrial disposal site of tannery industry in Bela, Muzaffarpur. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(10S): 191-196.