ASSESSMENT OF RIVER WATER QUALITY LUMBARDH OF DEÇAN (KOSOVO)

Fatmir Faiku, Arben Haziri, Fatbardh Gashi, Naser Troni, Imer Haziri

Abstract


The main research was the multielementary analyses of some environmental toxic elements downstream the river Lumbardhi Deçan (Kosovo), where they end up as natural and anthropogenic recipients. We used ICP/MS as method for the analysis. Results of some toxic elements are as: Cu (4.3-12.6 μg dm-3), Zn (8.8-65.7 μg dm-3), Pb (1.44-8.85 μg dm-3), Cd (0.02-0.15 μg dm-3), Mn (7.6-48.8 μg dm-3),  As (0.46-0.68 μg dm-3), Cr (0.3-1.1 μg dm-3), Fe (30-760 μg dm-3), Ni (0.6-3.4 μg dm-3), Sb (0.06-0.33 μg dm-3),  Al (112-659 μg dm-3). Also some physico-chemical parameters are determined: air temperature, water temperature, pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total hardness, sulphates, phosphates, nitrites, ammonium, dissolved oxygen and BOD5.  Results obtained by the box plot method showed the regions with determined anomalous element concentration values in the water of Lumbardhi Deçan. Even that in Kosovo we don’t have yet any legislative convent for allowed concentrations of toxic metals for natural water resources, the results from this study are a small contribution to gain a clear overview of the statement in this field of environmental quality assurance.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17628/ecb.2015.4.169-176

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