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Environments 2018, 5(2), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments5020020

Analysis of Basic Physical-Chemical Parameters, Nutrients and Heavy Metals Content in Surface Water of Small Catchment Area of Karašica and Vučica Rivers in Croatia

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Department of Chemistry, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Faculty of Civil Engineering, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Received: 19 December 2017 / Revised: 23 January 2018 / Accepted: 25 January 2018 / Published: 27 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Soil and Water Contamination, Remediation and Conservation)
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This paper deals with the surface water quality of a small catchment area of the Karašica and Vučica rivers based on the analysis of water physical and chemical parameters according to the national Decree on Water Quality Standards (2013). Water samples were collected and analysed monthly at five sampling stations situated along the watercourses in the period between 1998 and 2015. Analysed parameters were pH, chemical oxygen demand (COD-Mn), five-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5), nutrients: nitrate compounds (nitrates and total nitrogen), phosphorus compounds (orthophosphates and total phosphorus), and the content of heavy metals. The obtained results indicate a water quality status between moderate and good, depending on the parameter and sampling station. View Full-Text
Keywords: small catchment area; water quality; nutrients; COD-Mn; BOD5; heavy metals small catchment area; water quality; nutrients; COD-Mn; BOD5; heavy metals
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Amić, A.; Tadić, L. Analysis of Basic Physical-Chemical Parameters, Nutrients and Heavy Metals Content in Surface Water of Small Catchment Area of Karašica and Vučica Rivers in Croatia. Environments 2018, 5, 20.

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