Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Impact of Amalai paper mill effluent on vegetables seed germination
Author(s): Mohan Singh Mandloi, Tulsiram Nargave
Abstract: In the present study an attempt has been made to access the effect of Amalai Paper Mill effluent treated as well as untreated on germination of various crops, to ensure the safe landing of such effluent for irrigational purpose. The effluent treatment plant of Amalai Paper Mill consists of Semi treated effluent, Full treated effluent, Untreated effluent. The germination of various seed was determined on the basis of growth with respect to different effluent, keeping all other factors constant. Maximum rate of germination occur in Untreated effluent. Level of germination in different effluent was determined on the basis of simple pot experiment and basis of measurement of growth was only apical shoot growth. The Semi treated water showed the reduced growth due to addition of various chemical added during pulping. The previous research reveals that physicochemical properties of paper mill waste water don’t permit its disposal directly into land for irrigation however after using the treatment methodologies the treated effluent can be used safely and good for crops in coming future. The result obtained supports the beneficial effect of Amalai Paper mill effluent on the growth behaviour of crops.