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Assessment of Surface Water Quality in the Podu Iloaiei Dam Lake (North-Eastern Romania): Potential Implications for Aquaculture Activities in the Area

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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, 11 Carol I, 700506 Iasi, Romania
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Integrated Centre of Environmental Science Studies in the North Eastern Region, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, 11 Carol I, 700506 Iasi, Romania
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Water 2021, 13(17), 2395; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172395
Received: 30 July 2021 / Revised: 26 August 2021 / Accepted: 26 August 2021 / Published: 31 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Soil and Water)
The Podu Iloaiei Dam Lake located on the Bahluet River from Bahlui hydrographic basin, north-eastern Romania, is one of the most important water resources used for aquaculture activities in the region of interest. In the present study, the chemical composition related to water-soluble ions and elements was assessed in both water and sediment samples collected from the area of interest during July 2017 and October 2017, representative months for warm and cold seasons, respectively. Water-soluble ions (H3C2O2, HCO2, C2O42−, F, Cl, NO2, Br, NO3, SO42−, Li+, Na+, NH4+, K+, and Ca2+) were analyzed by ion chromatography, while inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry was used to quantify water-soluble fractions of elements (Be, B, Mg, Al, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, Rb, Sr, Mo, Ru, Pd, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb, Te, Ba, Ir, Tl, Pb, Bi, and U). Evidence was obtained on the contributions of both anthropogenic and natural (pedologic) related sources in controlling the chemical composition of the water and sediment samples in the area. Analysis of Piper diagrams revealed the existence of CO32−/HCO3 and Ca2+/Mg2+ as dominant species for the sediment samples. The interest water pool was found to be oligotrophic over the warm period and eutrophic over the cold period. Overall, abundances and the association of chemical species in the area seemed to be controlled by a complex interplay between the water body’s main characteristics, meteorological factors, and anthropogenic activities. Moreover, the present results suggest that precautions should be taken for physicochemical parameter monitoring and prevention acts for surface water quality assurance in order to control the potential negative influence of some chemical parameters on fish productivity. Reported data also have a high potential to be used by experts in the field of developing lake water management policies for a sustainable exploitation of various aquatic systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: heavy metals; water-soluble ions; spatial distribution; nutrients; Podu Iloaiei Dam Lake heavy metals; water-soluble ions; spatial distribution; nutrients; Podu Iloaiei Dam Lake
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Amarandei, C.; Negru, A.-G.; Soroaga, L.-V.; Cucu-Man, S.-M.; Olariu, R.-I.; Arsene, C. Assessment of Surface Water Quality in the Podu Iloaiei Dam Lake (North-Eastern Romania): Potential Implications for Aquaculture Activities in the Area. Water 2021, 13, 2395. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172395

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Amarandei C, Negru A-G, Soroaga L-V, Cucu-Man S-M, Olariu R-I, Arsene C. Assessment of Surface Water Quality in the Podu Iloaiei Dam Lake (North-Eastern Romania): Potential Implications for Aquaculture Activities in the Area. Water. 2021; 13(17):2395. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172395

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Amarandei, Cornelia, Alina-Giorgiana Negru, Laurentiu-Valentin Soroaga, Simona-Maria Cucu-Man, Romeo-Iulian Olariu, and Cecilia Arsene. 2021. "Assessment of Surface Water Quality in the Podu Iloaiei Dam Lake (North-Eastern Romania): Potential Implications for Aquaculture Activities in the Area" Water 13, no. 17: 2395. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172395

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