Microbial Analysis of Soil and Water Samples from Koel River in Rourkela, Odisha

Burh, Priya Monalisha (2011) Microbial Analysis of Soil and Water Samples from Koel River in Rourkela, Odisha. MSc thesis.



Koel River from its early existence plays a significant role in molding the physical, economic and social development of Rourkela. It is acknowledged as one of the important elements in environmental aspect for its crucial function as water resources. As this project entitled “Microbial analysis of Soil and Water samples from Koel River in Rourkela, Odisha” deals with the water and soil quality of Koel River, the water and soil quality here were found out to be less polluted. The texture of the soil was analyzed to be clayey type which is appropriate for irrigation. The microorganisms isolated from the soil were of staphylococcus strain and were gram positive, aerobic, coccus shaped bacteria. The phytoplankton species identified from this river were Spirogyra, Oscillatoria ,Chromolina ovalis, Tetrapedia gothica, Diatoms, Scendusmus dimorphus, Chrysococcus cornuta, Penium sylvanigra of which Spirogyra and Oscillatoria were dominant, followed by diatoms, scendusmus dimorphus as sub dominant and the rest two, i.e., Chrysococcus cornuta, Penium sylvanigra come under rare species. This project aims to find out the water and soil quality of Koel River and as it is flowing through an industrial area, to find out if it is getting affected by the Industrial pollutants.

Item Type:Thesis ( MSc)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Oscillatoria, Isolation
Subjects:Life Science > Microbiology
Life Science > Environmental Science
Divisions: Sciences > Department of Life Science
ID Code:2376
Deposited On:16 May 2011 12:05
Last Modified:16 May 2011 12:05
Supervisor(s):Nayak, B

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