Preliminary monitoring of macro- and micronutrients in bottom sediments of the Gowienica River
 
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Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, Al. Piastów 17, 70-310 Szczecin
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Instytut Technologiczno-Przyrodniczy w Falentach, Al. Hrabska 3, 05-090 Raszyn
Publish date: 2018-12-01
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2018; 6:114–120
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Gowienica Miedwiańska river, located in a typical agricultural catchment, was selected for the research. They were carried out in 2014-2015. Samples of bottom sediments from the river were collected from the 0-30 cm layer. In the samples taken, the total content of the elements was determined: Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Zn. The aim of the research was to initially monitor the spread of macro- and microelements in bottom sediments of the Gowienica River along its course. The analyzes performed in the bottom sediment samples allowed to observe that the highest concentrations of the analyzed elements in both 2014 and 2015 occurred in the final section of the studied river (P-5 and 6) with the exception of zinc concentrations, where the highest concentration occurred in the initial section in point no. 2. Increased concentrations may be caused by a slowing down of the river water speed. The highest statistically significant positive correlations for the deposits of the Gowienica River appeared between magnesium and sodium in 2014 and 2015. The analysis also showed statistically significant correlations for calcium and copper (in 2014 and 2015) and for calcium and manganese in 2014 and 2015.
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Katarzyna Ligocka   
Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, Al. Piastów 17, 70-310 Szczecin