EVALUATION OF THE POSSIBILITY OF USING THE GROUNDWATER OF THE RABA RIVER BASIN AREA FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, USING AN INDICATOR DEDICATED FOR GROUNDWATER

Pietrzak, D.; Kmiecik, E.; Wator, K.
Abstract:
The article presents the results of the research carried out in order to evaluate the possibility of using the groundwater of the Raba River basin for human consumption, using an indicator dedicated for groundwater (GQI). For this purpose an existing database that contains the results of analyzes of groundwater samples collected from October to December 2005 from wells (18 samples) or springs (21 samples) located in the Raba River basin was used. Samples were taken by one person according to the procedure described in international standards [1-4]. The pH value was measured in the field. The analysis in the laboratory included determination of total hardness, TDS and ions: Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl-, SO42-, NO3-, Fe, Mn, and F-. Chemical analyzes were verified by calculation of errors based on the ionic balance. GQI was calculated taking into account groundwater requirements for human consumption, established by World Health Organization [5], for 13 components: pH, TDS, total hardness, Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl-, SO42-, NO3-, Fe, Mn and F-. Based on the calculated indicators for 39 groundwater samples, the water of the Raba River basin was found to be mostly fit for consumption because this water has excellent (32 samples) and good class (3 samples). One sample was classified to poor class and the other 3 samples were unfit for human consumption.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
groundwater quality indices; Raba catchment; human consumption
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017
Book number:
12
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM
Pages:
313-320
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
29 June - 5 July, 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7105-99-5
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, 29 June - 5 July, 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2017/12/S02.040
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