Dr.Pratap Kumar Panda

Dr.Pratap Kumar Panda |Clyto Access

A.B. College, India.


Expertise: Environmental Chemistry, Waste Water Treatment


Sri Pratap Kumar Panda was born on 6th January 1971 in the district of Bhadrak, Odisha. He completed M.Sc from Sambalpur University in 1995 and then joined as a Lecture in Chemistry in A.B College, Basudevpur, Bhadrak, Odisha on 17th November 1995 and continuing in teaching profession till date. He teaches to both B.Sc and M.Sc students. He is continuing his research activities for the last five years in the field of Environmental Chemistry. He has published four research papers in various journals of International repute. He has attended a number of national level and state level conferences as an invited speaker.



Title: The Study of Physico- Chemical and Bacteriological Parameters of River Salandi and Assessment of Water Quality Index


The River Salandi, originates in well-Known biosphere of Similipala reserve forest of Meghasani hill under Mayurbhanj district and joins the river Baitarani at Tinitaraf ghat, near Akhandalmani, after running through Hadagada dam, Bidyadharpur Barrage, Agarapada Town and Bhadrak municipality. The river, in its course of flow from Hadagada to Akhandalmani containing 134 Kms. of distance receives both treated and untreated effluents from the mines, industrial effluents from Ferro Alloys Corporation (FACOR), agricultural effluents, urban wastes as well as bio medical wastes. This paper deals with the analysis of Physico-Chemical and bacteriological parameters of water samples, collected from nine different monitoring stations during summer (April & May), rainy(August), post-rainy(October) and winter seasons (December & January) in the year 2015 and 2016 by using standard procedures. The water quality index (WQI) calculated for the year 2015 and jointly for 2015-16 by computing mean values of twelve important parameters of the corresponding years with the help of weighted Arithmetic method reveals that different monitoring stations have different water quality due to contamination of hexavalent Chromium, Iron, Calcium, Fluoride and other organic pollutants. The monitoring stations Hadagada, Rajghat and Satbhauni come under poor quality and become “Class-C” river quality where as monitoring stations from Bidyadharpur to Baudpur and Akhandalmani come under very poor quality and unfit for drinking purposes and belong to “Class-E” quality.


Related Conferences :

World Summit on Recycling and Environmental Management