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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
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Examination of the groundwater pollution at lowland settlements Print E-mail
Written by Szabo G., Angyal A., Csikos A., Bessenyei E., Toth E., Kiss P., Csorba P., Szabo S.   
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Article Title: Examination of the groundwater pollution at lowland settlements
Authors: Gyorgy Szabo*, Aniko Angyal, Anett Csikos, Eva Bessenyei, Eszter Toth, Peter Kiss, Peter Csorba, Szilard Szabo
Affiliation: University of Debrecen, Department of Landscape Protection and Environmental Geography
Abstract: In our study we examined the groundwater wells at 6 lowland settlements with different circumstances. The differences among the settlements were partly due to the different stages of development of the sewage system. There was difference among the settlements in the case of the level of the groundwater and the water permeability of the soils. We examined how differences above mentioned had shown themself regarding the water quality of the groundwater wells. We studied the water quality on the base of the following parameters: pH, ammonium- nitrite- and nitrate concentration. We detected that the condition of the water of the groundwater wells were extremely unfavourable in every studied settlement. At the extent of the pollution there were certainly differences within the settlement and among the settlements also. We determined that most of the examined wells could not be used for watering animals, because it could cause serious animal health protection risk.
Keywords: water quality analysis, groundwater pollution, groundwater wells, hygienic risk
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*Correspondence: György Szabó, University of Debrecen, Department of Landscape Protection and Environmental Geography, 4010 Debrecen, POB. 9. Tel. +36-(52)-512-900/22128, Fax. +36-(52)-512-945, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it