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CHEMICAL AND STATISTICAL ANALYSES OF ELEMENTS IN RIVER WATER OF MORAVA E BINCES

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Author(s): Fatbardh Gashi | Naser Troni | Fatmir Faiku | Fisnik Laha | Arben Haziri | Ilir Kastrati | Etrit Beshtica | Mehdi Behrami

Journal: American Journal of Environmental Sciences
ISSN 1553-345X

Volume: 9;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 142;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Chemical and Statistical Analyses | Morava e Binces | River Water | Anomalies | Pollution Assessment | ICP/MS

ABSTRACT
The objective of this research was assessment of environmental toxic elements downstream the river of Morava e Binces (Kosovo) and this study is a continuation of earlier studies of surface waters in our country. The sampling and analysis are conducted in accordance with EU and WHO standards. This study uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis to assess the water quality in several points along river. The concentration of major and minor elements was determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS). The concentration of toxic elements which we received from surface waters are compared with the results received for the source where anthropogenic effects aren’t present (the part of river in the source). The study firstly shows that Morava e Binces River is considerably polluted. Results obtained by the box plot method showed the regions with determined anomalous element concentration values in water River of Morava e Binces. This study strongly recommends the immediate correction of these issues to protect the health of population from water borne diseases.

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