Chemical Characteristics of Native Soil in Shrimp Gher and Agricultural Land in Khulna, Bangladesh

Authors

  • Ashis K. Bala Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
  • Quazi H. Bari Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
  • Amimul Ahsan University of Sharjah
  • Moetaz M. ElSergany Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
  • Ravishankar Sathyamurthy S.A. Engineering College
  • Mohamed A. Bek Tanta University
  • Md. K. Rowshon University Putra Malaysia
  • Jayanta Mallick Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
  • Nik Norsyahariati Nik Daud University Putra Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4186/ej.2016.20.2.1

Keywords:

Soil, organic content, salinity, shrimp gher, chloride.

Abstract

This study was conducted to characterize the native soil at shrimp Gher and agricultural land in Khulna, Bangladesh. Eight locations were selected and among them five Ghers from south part of Dumuria which is about 60 km away from KUET campus, Khulna, Bangladesh. In the laboratory, various parameters such as salinity, organic content, chloride, pH, alkalinity, conductivity and moisture content were determined by following standard methods. The chloride and alkalinity were determined manually and pH, conductivity and salinity were determined by digital meter. The organic and moisture content both were highest at 30 cm depth for both the cases of shrimp Gher and agricultural land. Chloride was highest at 15 cm depth for both the cases shrimp Gher and agricultural land. Alkalinity was highest at 30 cm depth for shrimp Gher, however, the lowest was for agricultural land. It is concluded that the salinity and organic content vary with depth, age and soil condition.

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Author Biographies

Ashis K. Bala

Department of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh

Quazi H. Bari

Department of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh

Amimul Ahsan

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, PO Box 27272, University City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Malaysia

Moetaz M. ElSergany

e-School of Health and Environmental studies, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ravishankar Sathyamurthy

Department of Mechanical Engineering, S. A. Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Mohamed A. Bek

Department of Physics and Engineering Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Tanta 31734, Egypt

Md. K. Rowshon

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, UPM 43400, Serdang, Malaysia

Jayanta Mallick

Department of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh

Nik Norsyahariati Nik Daud

Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Malaysia

Published

Vol 20 No 2, May 18, 2016

How to Cite

[1]
A. K. Bala, “Chemical Characteristics of Native Soil in Shrimp Gher and Agricultural Land in Khulna, Bangladesh”, Eng. J., vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 1-15, May 2016.

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