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Water quality assessment of a polluted urban river

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 7, 2013)

Urban rivers in Latin America are heavily impacted by human activities that affect their functions and services. This paper shows the results of a water quality assessment for the Reconquista River, the second most polluted urban river in Argentina. They allowed the identification of the main processes of transport of pollutants and the ...

River water pollution in Indonesia: an input-output analysis

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2004)

Data from global environmental monitoring activities have shown alarming environmental conditions in many developing countries. Environmental policies that could improve the environment significantly, while at the same time maintaining the growth of economic activities are needed. Using an input-output analysis, this paper researches such policies ...

Land use patterns and organic pollution in the rivers

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 28, 2011)

The riverine system is an important resource of water supply to the communities but rivers are being contaminated due to organic pollutants, which is a serious problem. Organic contamination has been discussed with regard to the different rivers of the world. Various organic pollutants, detected in water and the sediment of the rivers, have been ...

Current pollution status of Yangtze River and controlling measures

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 15, 2008)

The concentration of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Yangtze River in China is increasing steadily, especially in the downstream, where the drainage is often discharged into the water body without any treatment. In this study, the pollution status, trend of mainstream and Three Gorges area are analysed based on the statistical data of the water ...

Study of metal pollution in Sembrong River, Johor, Malaysia

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 25, 2009)

Sampling of the Sembrong River over a 9-month period revealed maximum total aluminium (Al), ferum (Fe) and manganese (Mn) concentrations of 61.0, 33.0 and 1.5 mg/L, respectively, and pH as low as 2.5, making it one of the most metal- and acid-contaminated rivers in Malaysia. The river serves as a fresh water source to water treatment plants ...

Treatment of polluted river water by a new constructed wetland

by Center for Environment and Energy Research & Studies (CEERS)  (Sep. 1, 2007)

Abstract: A new constructed wetland was built to purify one polluted river in Taiwan, and this study was conducted to evaluate the treatment efficiency of the wetland. Due to the very limitation of available budget, several water quality items, which were stipulated by Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration for rivers, in the influent ...

Nonbinding agreements in Europe’s trans-boundary river pollution: a first assessment

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 2, 2013)

Deciding whether commitments should involve binding or nonbinding agreements is a crucial strategic element when it comes to designing effective governance systems. Up to now, legally binding treaties seem to be the preferred approach. More than 1500 bilateral and 1100 multilateral treaties have been signed according to one recent compilation. 2 ...

Spatial distribution of groundwater pollution in the Porsuk River Basin (PRB), Turkey

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 13, 2007)

The groundwater in the alluvium aquifer of the Eskisehir Plain (EP) is polluted by wastewaters transported through Porsuk River, agricultural-industrial activities, river-groundwater interactions and unsanitary landfill. Porsuk River flows throughout the alluvium aquifer in the EP. In this study, the effects of anthropogenic activities on ...

Diatoms as bioindicators of pollution in the Mantaro River, Central Andes, Peru

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 6, 2008)

Semi-quantitative analysis of two algal samples from the Mantaro River taken few kilometres downstream from La Oroya city at Junin, Peru, contained both organic-pollution tolerant and morphologically abnormal diatom associations. The organic pollution is inferred by elevated percentages of Nitzschia palea, Gomphonema parvulum and the Achnanthidium ...

Treatment of Polluted River Water Using Pilot-Scale Constructed Wetlands

by Springer  (Oct. 12, 2005)

From 1970S TO 1980S, the Constructed Wetland (CW) technique has already been rapidly developed and widely applied in more than 10 countries, such as USA, Australia and countries, such as USA, Australia and countrien in Europe (Amelia, 2000; Brown, et al. 1994; Haberl, et al., 1995). Nowadays, there have been about 5000 CWs technics have ...

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