American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Chemical and Statistical Analyses of Elements in River Water of Morava e Binces

Fatbardh Gashi, Naser Troni, Fatmir Faiku, Fisnik Laha, Arben Haziri, Ilir Kastrati, Etrit Beshtica and Mehdi Behrami

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2013.142.155

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 2

Pages 142-155

Abstract

The objective of this research was assessment of environmental toxic elements downstream the river of Morava e Binces (Kosovo) and this study is a continuation of earlier studies of surface waters in our country. The sampling and analysis are conducted in accordance with EU and WHO standards. This study uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis to assess the water quality in several points along river. The concentration of major and minor elements was determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS). The concentration of toxic elements which we received from surface waters are compared with the results received for the source where anthropogenic effects aren’t present (the part of river in the source). The study firstly shows that Morava e Binces River is considerably polluted. Results obtained by the box plot method showed the regions with determined anomalous element concentration values in water River of Morava e Binces. This study strongly recommends the immediate correction of these issues to protect the health of population from water borne diseases.

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© 2013 Fatbardh Gashi, Naser Troni, Fatmir Faiku, Fisnik Laha, Arben Haziri, Ilir Kastrati, Etrit Beshtica and Mehdi Behrami. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.