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Invertebrate Fauna in Flyash Discharge Pond

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Govt. V.Y.T.P.G. Auto. College, Durg, Chhattisgarh, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 15-23, July,22 (2014)


Fly ash is a by-product. It was produced during the coal combustion process at high temperature in thermal power plants. This fly ash is disposed-off outside of the power-plant in fly ash dyke in form of slurry. Fly ash discharge pond is made for the discharged water storage and settlement of the slurry to allow it to drain in natural water body. Present research work deal with the presence of invertebrates’ community in fly ash discharge pond. To study the invertebrate community, fly ash discharge pond was divided into 5 zones and samples were collected with the help of nets and sieves of different mesh sizes. Physico-chemical parameters of pond were also tested. During the study period of two years, presence of Protozoan, Rotifers and Arthropods were reported in fly ash discharge pond.


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