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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 244-266

Toxic Pollution in River Water and Bacterial Remediation: An Overview
Nupur Raghav and J.N Shrivastava*
Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra-282005, India
*Corresponding author

The quality of water is of fundamental concern for mankind because it is directly linked with human welfare. Approximately 30,000 people die every day in developing countries of the world because of unsanitary water supply, surveyed by World Health Organization in 1980. The addition of various kinds of pollutants and nutrients through sewage, agricultural runoff and industrial effluents into the water bodies result in a sequence of changes in the physicochemical characteristics of water. The pollution levels in the Yamuna river water have rise, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) load has increased by 117 tonnes per day (TDP) in 1980 to 276 TDP in 2005. River provides valuable drinking water to humans, habitat to many aquatic plants and living organisms and irrigation water to farmlands. Excessive industrialization and consequent urbanization has led to several problems of water quality management of rivers. This paper makes an effort to highlight the status of Yamuna water quality, discusses the impact of heavy metals and pesticides on human health and the remediation of pollutants through bacterial isolates for better river water quality and quantity.

Keywords: Accumulation, Biological Oxygen Demand, Industrialization, Urbanization, Water Quality Management.

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Nupur Raghav and Shrivastava, J.N. 2016. Toxic Pollution in River Water and Bacterial Remediation: An Overview. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 244-266. doi:
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