Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 68

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Changes in the chemism of the waters of the Łabuńka river catchment under the influence of municipal and industrial wastewater

Andrzej Świeca

Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 68, pp. 99-115

Abstract

In the years 1989-1992, river water samples for physicochemicalanalyses were taken at 9 points of the Łabuńka river catchment up-stream of thegauging station of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMWM) inKrzak. These show differentiation in hydrochemical features controlled by the lithologyof the bedrock. Particular consideration was given to changes caused by municipalwastewater from Zamość. An attempt was made to determine the content of solutescoming from sewage.

Keywords: water chemism, hydrochemical background, municipal and industrial wastewater, chemical denudation, solute yield, anthropopressure, Zamość Basin, Eastern Poland

Andrzej Świeca, Department of Physical Geography & Paleogeography, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Akademicka 19, 20-033 Lublin, Poland