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Research Article

Physico-chemical Attributes Study from Different Sources of Freshwater Bodies in and around Barishal University Campus, Barishal, Bangladesh

Afroja Nasrin, Khadiza Begum

Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Barishal, Barishal-8254, Bangladesh


Article History

Received: 25 June 2021, Revised: 27 August 2021, Accepted: 30 August 2021, Published online: 30 October 2021


This study measured surface water temperature, water pH, TDS, EC, DO, nitrate, ammonium, sulphate and phosphate as water physico-chemical properties of four freshwater reservoirs in and around Barishal University campus. The surface water temperature was recorded highest (22.4 °C) in site 4 (BU Pond-2), and lowest (19.6 °C) in site 1 (Kirtankhola River). Water pH, nitrate, ammonium and sulphate showed almost same results among the four reservoirs. TDS and EC values range from 188 to 215 mg/l, and 195 to 225 µS/cm, respectively. DO level was almost similar in all the sites except Kirtankhola, which showed comparatively lowest amount (4.55 mg/l). Phosphate ranges from 3.20 to 4.15 mg/l. Among the four reservoirs, comparatively newly established BU pond-2 (site 4) showed poor results than the others in terms of the measured physico-chemical parameters.


BU ponds, Kirtankhola River, Water pH, Barishal Sadar, Freshwater.

Corresponding Author

Afroja Nasrin


Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no any interest with other individual, institute or organization.


The authors are grateful to local people for valuable technical assistance during water sampling.

To Cite the Article

Nasrin A, Begum K. Physico-chemical attributes study from different sources of freshwater bodies in and around Barishal University campus, Barishal, Bangladesh. Current Environment. 2021;1:21-27.