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Preliminary Monitoring of Physico-Chemical Parameters of Water Wells from the Village of Bivolari (The Moldavian Plain)

Nepotu Grigore
  • Department of Geography, Faculty of Geography and Geology, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania.
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/ Gheorghe Romanescu
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Published Online: 2018-11-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2018-0032


The main objective of the paper is focused on water quality research in the village of Bivolari, Iasi County. The Bivolari settlement is situated in the Prut meadow and develops along the road connecting Iasi and Stefanesti. The research done in this paper starts from the collection of data on water pH, water LDO (oxygen concentration), CDC (dissolved salt content) and water temperature. The parameters were measured for 7 months using the HACH-LANGE multiparameter of the Geoarchaeology Laboratory at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Inter-disciplinary Platform ArheoInvest). The study is structured in two sections: scientific substantiation and applicative research. The scientific substantiation part analyzes the water features in the context of the integrated management approach as well as an analysis of the quality aspects of the water supply. The applied research part required monthly field measurements in 50 fountains (without the winter season). The approached subject is is complex and up-to-date because the citizen is a priority for EU Member States (EUPAN, 2009): the aspect of “customer satisfaction” represents a capital priority. Finally, the database is structured into two categories: spatial information such as maps; tabular information attached to spatial data. The paper also follows the transition from the field of research into the field of application by presenting models of data representation, which are at the same time tools adapted to the practical needs. In order to achieve this goal, the concept of quality (both in terms of product - drinking water and local consumer) is defined and addressed in an integrated manner. Of the 50 wells monitored, only one had a water shortage in the last 10 years, and in two other cases there were problems with household waste and dead animals that damaged the water supply. Some fountains can dry at intervals of 3-4 years.

Keywords: dissolved oxygen; electrical conductivity; pH; resource; water quality


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Published Online: 2018-11-14

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Citation Information: Present Environment and Sustainable Development, Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 93–108, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2018-0032.

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