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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B31/S12.023

CONCENTRATION OF HEAVY METALS IN THE SITNICA RIVER

A. Shala, F. Sallaku, A. Shala, S. Ukaj
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-13-1 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 3, Vol. 1, 175-182 pp

ABSTRACT
Industrial discharges, urban and agricultural affecting the deterioration of water quality in the Sitnica River, which flows in the village Sazli, municipality of Ferizaj and has a length of 90 km. The exact concentrations of heavy metals enable a realistic assessment of the degree of pollution of a natural ecosystem water and wastewater. The purpose of this study is to the concentration of heavy metals in water of Sitnica River. Water samples were taken at 10 monitoring stations upstream and downstream of the discharge of waste water streams that flow into the river. While their analysis and determination of the concentration of heavy metals was done by Hydro-meteorological Institute Kosovo with Spectrophotometer. Experimental results show that the quality of water in the Sitnica River is risked by heavy metals in the secondary and down stream flow due to water flowing from the Power Plant Kosovo “B ". In general, the concentration of heavy metals in some monitoring stations exceeded the maximum allowed values. Therefore recommended initial treatment of discharged water and periodic monitoring of heavy metals in the water of Sitnica River.

Keywords: Heavy metals, Water quality, Concentration, pollution The Sitnica River.