Prakash Raj Kannel

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This study examined the spatial-temporal variations and factors influencing the management of groundwater along a section of the Bagmati river corridor in the Kathmandu valley (Nepal). The results showed that rural areas were less polluted than urban areas. In urban areas, the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP)(More)
Naphthenic acids, NAs (classical formula C(n)H(2n+z)O(2), where n is the carbon numbers, z represents zero or negative even integers), found in oil sands process waters (OSPWs), are toxic to aquatic environments depending upon several factors such as pH, salinity, molecular size and chemical structure of NAs. Among various available methods, biodegradation(More)
The study presents the application of selected chemometric techniques: cluster analysis, principal component analysis, factor analysis and discriminant analysis, to classify a river water quality and evaluation of the pollution data. Seventeen stations, monitored for 16 physical and chemical parameters in 4 seasons during the period 1999-2003, located at(More)
The usefulness of water quality indices, as the indicators of water pollution, for assessment of spatial-temporal changes and classification of river water qualities was verified. Four water quality indices were investigated: WQI (considering 18 water quality parameters), WQI(min) and WQI(m) (considering five water quality parameters: temperature, pH, DO,(More)
A stream water quality model, QUAL2Kw, was calibrated and validated for the river Bagmati of Nepal. The model represented the field data quite well with some exceptions. The influences of various water quality management strategies have on DO concentrations were examined considering: (i) pollution loads modification; (ii) flow augmentation; (iii) local(More)
The study presents the assessment of variation of water qualities, classification of monitoring networks and detection of pollution sources along the Bagmati River and its tributaries in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal. Seventeen stations, monitored for 23 physical and chemical parameters in pre-monsoon, monsoon, post-monsoon and winter seasons, during the(More)
The chemometric techniques were applied for evaluation of the seasonal variation of water qualities at 17 stations along a stretch of the Bagmati river of Nepal for 23 water quality parameters measured during 1999-2003. The application of discriminant analysis confirmed the classification of the water quality measurements into three seasons: pre-monsoon,(More)
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