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Loading and dilution: arsenic, sodium and nutrients in a sectionof the River Tisza, Hungary

  • Gábor Türk , József Prokisch , Edina Simon and Szilárd Szabó
From the journal Open Geosciences


We aimed to reveal the risk of arsenic in a Hungarianriver (the Tisza) at the mouth of a polluted canal.Four sampling sites were involved in this work and sampleswere collected on a weekly basis for arsenic andsodium, and on a monthly basis for nutrients. Significantdifferences were found concerning each studied componentbetween the sampling locations of the River Tisza.Statistical analysis also revealed that the values of the upperand lower river tracts did not differ significantly. Thus,water carried by the canal is being diluted before it reachesthe farthest sampling location.


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Received: 2014-05-17
Accepted: 2015-02-15
Published Online: 2015-11-11

©2015 Gábor Türk et al.

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