Effects Of Industrial Sludge Waste On Growth And Yield Of Brinjal Crop (Solanum Melongena L.)
Abstract- The present study on “Effect of Industrial Sludge Waste on the growth and yield of Brinjal crop (Solanum
melongena L.) indicate that the ISW of the Oil and Gas industry, Kakinada. The Industrial Sludge Waste (ISW) collected at
the outlet of the release channel of the “Oil and Gas Industry” at Kakinada, was air-dried and brought to the laboratory for
the analysis of its physico-chemical characteristics. The seeds of one variety of (Brinjal) Solanum melongena L. were tested
to evaluate their sensitivity to ISW water extract. However, the germination success in Brinjal declined steeply with the
increased concentrations of the WE. The percent of seeds germinated has declined from 99% in the Control to as low as 53%
in WE4. The Industrial solid waste recorded high concentrations of Copper (20.89%), Zinc (16.50%), Iron (9.842%) and
Manganese (0.310%). Due to Heavy metal concentration (Brinjal) Solanum melongena L. seed germination, plant growth
and yields were affected. This study indicates that both urbanization and Industrialization have contributed to the large and
small scale industries of pollution.
Keywords- Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (Aas), Growth, Heavy Metal, Solanum Melongena L., Yield.