Journal of Food Quality / 2017 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Effect of Salinity Intrusion on Food Crops, Livestock, and Fish Species at Kalapara Coastal Belt in Bangladesh

Table 5

Correlation coefficient and level of significance between salinity indicators of water samples at Kalapara coastal belt.

ParametersSalinityConductivity TDS pH Fluoride (F)Chloride (Cl)Nitrite ()Bromide (Br)Nitrate ()Phosphate ()Sulfate ()Sodium (Na+)Potassium (K+)Calcium (Ca2+)Magnesium (Mg2+)

Salinity %1
Conductivity (µS/cm)0.9891
TDS, mg/l0.9880.9991
pH−0.045−0.013−0.0101
Fluoride (F), mg/l0.2820.2620.251−0.5761
Chloride (Cl), mg/l0.9820.9950.992−0.0270.2421
Nitrite (), mg/l−0.181−0.256−0.265−0.3110.392−0.2571
Bromide (Br), mg/l0.5240.5240.5150.385−0.0250.509−0.1291
Nitrate (), mg/l0.052−0.047−0.034−0.2860.275−0.0840.490−0.0971
Phosphate (), mg/l0.7020.6710.675−0.2450.3800.6650.4010.3300.3061
Sulfate (), mg/l0.9770.9880.983−0.0220.2430.993−0.3070.535−0.1350.6021
Sodium (Na+), mg/l0.9810.9940.990−0.0440.2520.999−0.2520.509−0.0880.6580.9941
Potassium (K+), mg/l0.9310.9470.9490.0220.1270.958−0.2200.4030.0150.6830.9240.9531
Calcium (Ca2+), mg/l0.8990.9050.9060.161−0.0320.921−0.2560.5320.0200.6040.8960.9160.9681
Magnesium (Mg2+), mg/l0.8270.8200.8080.2140.0020.847−0.1540.727−0.0850.5840.8430.8430.8300.9091

indicates significant correlation at 1% level of significance, indicates significant correlation at 5% level of significance, and indicates significant correlation at 10% level of significance.