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Heavy Metal and Bacterial Pollution of the Sava River in Serbia

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology / Arhiv za Higijenu Rada I Toksikologiju, March 2011
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Title
Heavy Metal and Bacterial Pollution of the Sava River in Serbia
Published in
Archives of Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology / Arhiv za Higijenu Rada I Toksikologiju, March 2011
DOI 10.2478/10004-1254-62-2011-2051
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Živorad Vuković, Ljiljana Marković, Mirjana Radenković, Dubravka Vuković, Srboljub Stanković

Abstract

The aim of this study was to establish microbial and heavy metal pollution of the Sava River at three locations close to industry and urban areas (Šabac, Obrenovac, Beograd) in Serbia. Heavy metal analysis included Cu, Zn, Pb, and Cd in the river water and sediment samples. Using the microbiological analysis we tried to establish the effectiveness of total coliforms, faecal coliforms and Escherichia coli in detecting pollution of surface waters. We found that E. coli levels steadily increased downstream from Šabac (location 1; 2100 MPN per 100 mL) to Belgrade (location 3; 10000 MPN per 100 mL). To prevent bacterial contamination, it is necessary to reduce the discharge of wastewater with faecal matters near highly populated towns. Heavy metal levels in sediments correlated with those in the river water. Fluctuations attributed mainly to anthropogenic sources were not high. These results point to acceptable anthropogenic contribution to heavy metal content in the Sava River and to low environmental risk.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 16 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 38%
Student > Master 4 25%
Student > Bachelor 3 19%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 6 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 13%
Unspecified 1 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Other 4 25%
Unknown 1 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 May 2014.
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#842,843
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Outputs from Archives of Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology / Arhiv za Higijenu Rada I Toksikologiju
#5
of 37 outputs
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#30,592
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Outputs of similar age from Archives of Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology / Arhiv za Higijenu Rada I Toksikologiju
#1
of 2 outputs
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