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Study of heavy metals in sediment, water and fish in Ghailarh lake of Madhepura, Bihar

Swikriti Kumari, Arun Kumar* & B. B. Mishra
University Department of Zoology, B. N. Mandal University, Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received : 5th June, 2022 ; Revised : 6th July, 2022

Abstract– The purpose of the current research was to investigate the bioaccumulation of heavy metals (Cu, Cr, Cd, Pb, and Zn) in the water, sediment, and muscles of two species of catfish found in Ghailarh lake in Madhepura, India. These species were Channa punctatus and Cyprinus carpio. According to the findings, the soil, water, and fish all had higher concentrations of the heavy metal zinc than lead, copper, lead, cadmium, and cadmium, respectively.

Key words: Bioaccumulation, heavy metals, fish, sediment, water quality

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