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Spatial distribution of trace metals in the Krka River, Croatia. An example of the self-purification


Cukrov, Neven; Cmuk, Petra; Mlakar, Marina; Omanović, Dario
Spatial distribution of trace metals in the Krka River, Croatia. An example of the self-purification // Chemosphere, 72 (2008), 10; 1559-1566 doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.04.038 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Spatial distribution of trace metals in the Krka River, Croatia. An example of the self-purification

Autori
Cukrov, Neven ; Cmuk, Petra ; Mlakar, Marina ; Omanović, Dario

Izvornik
Chemosphere (0045-6535) 72 (2008), 10; 1559-1566

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Karst ; Krka river ; river water ; self-purification ; stripping voltammetry ; trace metals

Sažetak
The spatial distribution of dissolved and total trace metals (Zn, Cd, Pb and Cu) in the Krka River (partly located in the Krka National Park) has been studied using a 'clean' sampling, handling and analysis technique. Differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry (DPASV) with a hanging mercury drop electrode (HMDE) has been used for trace metal analysis. The Krka River has been divided into the upper and lower flow region with respect to the metals concentration and main physico-chemical parameters. A significant increase in trace metal concentration as the result of the untreated waste water discharge downstream of Knin Town has been registered in the upper flow region. Due to a specific characteristic of the Krka, the so-called self-purification process, a decrease in the elevated trace metals concentration from the water column takes place at numerous small lakes formed by tufa barriers (at the end of the upper flow region). The clean groundwater input at the beginning of the lower flow region additionally contributes to the observed decrease in trace metals concentration in the Krka, maintaining them at a very low level in the remaining region of fresh-water flow. The determined median total concentrations were zinc 120– 7400 ng l^-1, cadmium 3– 8 ng l^-1, lead 11– 250 ng l^-1 and copper 110– 440 ng l^-1. Karst rivers, such as the Krka River, with extremely low natural concentrations of trace metals are highly sensitive to the anthropogenic influence. Therefore, such aquatic systems require implementation of strict protection regimes in the entire catchments area.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Geologija, Kemija



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Projekt / tema
098-0982934-2720 - MEĐUDJELOVANJA OBLIKA TRAGOVA METALA U VODENOM OKOLIŠU (Ivanka Pižeta, )

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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