Journal of Environmental Hydrology

ISSN 1058-3912

Electronic journal of the International Association for Environmental Hydrology


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JEH Volume 9 (2001), Paper 1, January 2001                     Posted January 10, 2001
POLLUTION POTENTIAL OF PESTICIDES IN THE HINDON RIVER, INDIA
I. Ali
C. K. Jain

National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee, India


ABSTRACT
The pollution potential of pesticides in the Hindon river (India) has been studied. The different pesticides monitored include lindane, malathion, BHC, p, pí-DDD, o, pí-DDT, and methoxychlor. Water and sediment samples were collected during the pre- and post-monsoon seasons. The concentrations of pesticides were found to be high in sediments compared to the associated water column. Agricultural runoff is the main source of pesticide pollution.
Reference: Ali, I. and C.K. Jain, Pollution Potential of Pesticides in the Hindon River, India, Journal of Environmental Hydrology, Vol. 9, Paper 1, January 2001.

CONTACT:

Dr. C.K. Jain
National Institute of Hydrology
Environmental Hydrology Division
Roorkee 247 667 India

E-mail: ckj@nih.ernet.in


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