Proces samooczyszczania się koryta rzeki Pisi (zachodnie Mazowsze) na podstawie zmian zawartości wybranych metali ciężkich

Jan Parafiniuk, Izabela Bojakowska, Kinga Małecka


Process of auto-purification of Pisia river-bed (Western Mazovia) based on changes of selected heavy metals contents.
S u m m a r y. Contents of several heavy metals (Cr, Cu, Pb, Zn, As, Cd, Co) in alluvium and soils of flood-plains of Pisia River between Żyrardów and Sochaczew were analysed. Analyses have been carried out in the same points and using analogical procedure twice: in 1994 and 2001. Within this time a significant improvement of the river chemical status took place due to economic changes and reduced sewage pollution discharged in Żyrardów. Distinct decrease of heavy metals contents in alluvium in Żyrardów area and their migration down the Pisia valley were observed. At the same time, elevated heavy metal levels were found in soils of the flood-plains as a result of their migration from the river-bed.

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