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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 2)
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Studies on the Effect of Coolant Water Effluent of Tuticorin Thermal Power Station on Hydro Biological Characteristics of Tuticorin Coastal Waters, South East Coast of India

J. Selvin Pitchaikani, G. Ananthan and M. Sudhakar
Corresponding Author:  Sudhakar M. 

Key words:  Effluent water, hydro biological character, plankton, chlorophyll, , ,
Vol. 2 , (2): Page No: 118-123
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2009 September, 11 2009 November, 02 2010 March, 10
Abstract:

Tuticorin Thermal Power Station (TTPS) uses the adjacent sea water as the coolant water and the sea water after use is discharged into the same environment at an elevated temperature. The impact of coolant water discharge on hydro biological characteristics was investigated for a period of one year in three different stations fixed in the sea covering 3 km distance from TTPS. This study on coastal ecology has been carried out especially with special reference to the water quality, species diversity and biomass of plankton, nekton and benthos. The physiochemical parameters were ranged in temperature (25 to 42C), dissolved oxygen (3.7 to 6.1 mg/l), salinity (24.6 to 36 ) was recorded. About 11species of phytoplankton and 10 species of zooplankton were recorded. Present study shows that the elevated temperature of 42C resulted in the suppression of phytoplankton, zooplankton, fin fishes and shell fishes. The results clearly indicate that, elevated coolant water temperature has been deteriorating fish population in the Tuticorin bay.
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J. Selvin Pitchaikani, G. Ananthan and M. Sudhakar, 2010. Studies on the Effect of Coolant Water Effluent of Tuticorin Thermal Power Station on Hydro Biological Characteristics of Tuticorin Coastal Waters, South East Coast of India.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 2(2): Page No: 118-123.
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