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Heavy Metal and Bacterial Pollution of the Sava River in Serbia

Vuković, Živorad; Markovic, Ljiljana; Radenković, Mirjana; Vukovic, Dubravka; Stanković, Srboljub J.

(2011)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Vuković, Živorad
AU  - Markovic, Ljiljana
AU  - Radenković, Mirjana
AU  - Vukovic, Dubravka
AU  - Stanković, Srboljub J.
PY  - 2011
UR  - http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/4256
AB  - The aim of this study was to establish microbial and heavy metal pollution of the Sava River at three locations close to industry and urban areas (Sabac, Obrenovac, Beograd) in Serbia. Heavy metal analysis included Cu, Zn, Pb, and Cd in the river water and sediment samples. Using the microbiological analysis we tried to establish the effectiveness of total coliforms, faecal conforms and Escherichia coli in detecting pollution of surface waters. We found that E. coli levels steadily increased downstream from Sabac (location 1; 2100 MPN per 100 mL) to Belgrade (location 3; 10000 MPN per 100 mL). To prevent bacterial contamination, it is necessary to reduce the discharge of wastewater with faecal matters near highly populated towns. Heavy metal levels in sediments correlated with those in the river water. Fluctuations attributed mainly to anthropogenic sources were not high. These results point to acceptable anthropogenic contribution to heavy metal content in the Sava River and to low environmental risk.
T2  - Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
T1  - Heavy Metal and Bacterial Pollution of the Sava River in Serbia
VL  - 62
IS  - 1
SP  - 11
EP  - 16
DO  - 10.2478/10004-1254-62-2011-2051
ER  - 
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author = "Vuković, Živorad and Markovic, Ljiljana and Radenković, Mirjana and Vukovic, Dubravka and Stanković, Srboljub J.",
year = "2011",
url = "http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/4256",
abstract = "The aim of this study was to establish microbial and heavy metal pollution of the Sava River at three locations close to industry and urban areas (Sabac, Obrenovac, Beograd) in Serbia. Heavy metal analysis included Cu, Zn, Pb, and Cd in the river water and sediment samples. Using the microbiological analysis we tried to establish the effectiveness of total coliforms, faecal conforms and Escherichia coli in detecting pollution of surface waters. We found that E. coli levels steadily increased downstream from Sabac (location 1; 2100 MPN per 100 mL) to Belgrade (location 3; 10000 MPN per 100 mL). To prevent bacterial contamination, it is necessary to reduce the discharge of wastewater with faecal matters near highly populated towns. Heavy metal levels in sediments correlated with those in the river water. Fluctuations attributed mainly to anthropogenic sources were not high. These results point to acceptable anthropogenic contribution to heavy metal content in the Sava River and to low environmental risk.",
journal = "Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju",
title = "Heavy Metal and Bacterial Pollution of the Sava River in Serbia",
volume = "62",
number = "1",
pages = "11-16",
doi = "10.2478/10004-1254-62-2011-2051"
}
Vuković, Ž., Markovic, L., Radenković, M., Vukovic, D.,& Stanković, S. J. (2011). Heavy Metal and Bacterial Pollution of the Sava River in Serbia.
Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 62(1), 11-16.
https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-62-2011-2051
Vuković Ž, Markovic L, Radenković M, Vukovic D, Stanković SJ. Heavy Metal and Bacterial Pollution of the Sava River in Serbia. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju. 2011;62(1):11-16
Vuković Živorad, Markovic Ljiljana, Radenković Mirjana, Vukovic Dubravka, Stanković Srboljub J., "Heavy Metal and Bacterial Pollution of the Sava River in Serbia" Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 62, no. 1 (2011):11-16,
https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-62-2011-2051 .
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