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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
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Hydrochemical study of the source region of Ier (Er) stream in Satu Mare (Szatmar) County, Romania Print E-mail
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Article Title: Hydrochemical study of the source region of Ier (Er) stream in Satu Mare (Szatmar) County, Romania
Authors: Jozsef Kalmar*, Mihaly Braun, Istvan Fabian
Affiliation: University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Abstract: A one-time environmental analytical study was carried out concerning small watercourses in the source region of Ier (Ér) Stream, a tributary to Barcău (Berettyó) River, in order to explore the extent of contamination and to identify main pollution sources. More than 70% of this land belonged to the marsh of Ier (Ér) before the 1960s when water control of the area resulted in a vast network of well-defined small watercourses. Water and bottom sediment samples were collected from 22 sampling sites on streams. The samples of both types were analyzed in accordance with the current Hungarian Standards. The chemical data were evaluated by principal component analysis and Ward’s hierarchical cluster analysis and found to be in good correlation with the geological and hydrological characteristics of the study area. Evidence for anthropogenic contamination was found in 3 water samples out of the 22 collected.
Keywords: Ier (Ér) Stream, environmental status, chemical analysis, principal component analysis, cluster analysis
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*Correspondence: József Kalmár, Debrecen 10, POB 21, Hungary H-4010. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it