Assessment and Correlation Analysis of Water Quality Parameters: A case Study of Surma River at Sylhet Division, Bangladesh

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Volume-53 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Tajmunnaher, Dr. Mohammad Aktarul Islam Chowdhury
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V53P223


Tajmunnaher, Dr. Mohammad Aktarul Islam Chowdhury "Assessment and Correlation Analysis of Water Quality Parameters: A case Study of Surma River at Sylhet Division, Bangladesh", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V53(3),126-136 November 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Water is a valued natural resource for the existence of all living organisms. Management of the quality of this precious resource is, therefore, of special importance. The Surma River basin is located in the north eastern region of Bangladesh. The river receives wastewater from numerous numbers of sources along its way, which are discharged as industrial effluents, municipal sewage, household wastes and agricultural wastes. The purpose of this study is to access water quality and correlation analysis on the basis of physico-chemical parameters such as Temperature, PH, DO (Dissolved Oxygen), BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand), COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand), TS (Total Solids), TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) and SS (Suspended Solids) in both rainy season and winter season for the years 2010 to 2013. Pearson’s correlation coefficient (r) value is determined using correlation matrix to identify the highly correlated and interrelated water quality parameters. To test the significance of the pair of parameters p-value is carried out. From the assessment study it is found that the temperature, PH, BOD, COD, TS and TDS values are increasing with respect to time and SS is also increasing in winter season with respect to time. In case of correlation study we found that the relationship between temperature with PH, PH with COD, PH with TS, BOD with COD, BOD with TS, BOD with TDS, COD with TS, COD with TDS and TS with TDS is established which showing a very good correlation for Surma River in rainy season and in winter season the relationship between DO with TS, DO with TDS and TS with TDS showing a very good correlation.

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Surma River, Water Quality Parameters, Correlation Coefficient, rainy season, winter season.