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You are here: Home » Online First » Volume 14, 2019 - Number 2 » INFLUENCE OF DOMESTIC ACTIVITY ON THE QUALITY OF GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER IN THE RURAL BUILT-UP AREA OF THE SOUTHERN ROMANIAN DANUBE PLAIN – A CASE STUDY IN THE GLAVACIOC CATCHMENT, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, August 2019, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 323 - 334; DOI:10.26471/cjees/2019/014/083


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Radu LĂCĂTUŞU, Cristian PALTINEANU1, Andrei VRINCEANU, & Anca Rovena LĂCĂTUŞU
National Research and Development Institute for Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Environment - ICPA Bucharest, B-dul Marasti, no. 61, 011464 Bucharest, Romania. 1Corresponding author, email: cristian_paltineanu@yahoo.com


INFLUENCE OF DOMESTIC ACTIVITY ON THE QUALITY OF GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER IN THE RURAL BUILT-UP AREA OF THE SOUTHERN ROMANIAN DANUBE PLAIN – A CASE STUDY IN THE GLAVACIOC CATCHMENT, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, August 2019, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 323 - 334; DOI:10.26471/cjees/2019/014/083

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Abstract:

This paper characterizes the present-day quality of groundwater from the Glavacioc catchment and tests the existence of significant differences between the chemical components of the groundwater and surface water. Water samples were collected from wells located in the built-up area of villages and from the surface water of the Glavacioc River. There was a large spatial variability among the chemical components from both groundwater and surface water. The means of some pollutants (N-NO3) exceeded the permissible values established by the law; however, other ions like SO4-2, Cl-, Na+ and electrical conductivity also exceeded the limits as individual values, but only in some wells. The existence of some harmful anions to human health, like N-NO3, from the wells situated within the built-up area of villages does not necessarily demonstrate their leaching from the arable land toward the groundwater, but rather deficiencies of hydrological isolation of the nitrate sources from human households.



Keyword: nitrate pollution, anion & cation water content, electrical conductivity, heavy-clay soils, household activities


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