Water is a resource that supports life throughout the earth. Contamination of water resulting from anthropogenic activities is a matter of concern worldwide. Various forms of physical, chemical and biological contaminants are reported in polluted waters. Chemical pollutants mainly include inorganic, organic and gaseous pollutants. The nature of the chemical contaminant varies depending upon the nature of anthropogenic activity and the chemicals used in various industrial processes. Discharge of municipal sewage and industrial activities deteriorate water quality in urban areas. Synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and plant residues released from agricultural activities change the water quality in rural areas.


Heavy Metal Chemical Oxygen Demand Biochemical Oxygen Demand Organic Contaminant Hybrid Poplar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bhupinder Dhir
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  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of Delhi South CampusNew DelhiIndia

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