THE IMPACT OF URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY IN THE POLLUTION OF SHKUMBINI RIVER


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Authors

  • Lirim Bekteshi University of Elbasan
  • Belinda Hoxha University of Elbasan
  • Nikolin Gega University of Elbasan
  • Piro Karamelo University of Elbasan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59287/icaens.1130

Keywords:

Water Quality, Irrigation, Physical - Chemical Parameters, Anthropogenic Impact

Abstract

Demographic movements and increased industrial activity in the Elbasan area have affected the water quality of the Shkumbin River. River water pollution can be natural, as a result of the erosion of the soil formations that make up its catchment basin, but also of anthropogenic activity related to life and industrial activity. In the study area, we have the urban influence on the pollution of the river, which is caused by the city of Elbasan, and the industrial one, which is caused by the activity of a large number of industrial activities. Shkumbin River is one of the most important rivers in Albania. Its waters are widely used for the irrigation of the field of Elbasani and a part of Myzeqeja field. But it is also used for fishing and for various reasons. Considering these facts, the study of river water pollution and the determination of the sources of its pollution assume great importance. In this paper, an assessment of the urban and industrial impact on river water pollution is made. Water quality monitoring of Shkumbini river water, was carried out based on the investigation of ten physical - chemical parameters: pH. EC, T, DO, TDS, salinity, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, and PO4 3- , in three water samples taken at three stations. The water quality assessment is based on: NIVA classification and the European Community directive on "quality of fresh waters supporting fish life".

Author Biographies

Lirim Bekteshi, University of Elbasan

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences,  Albania

Belinda Hoxha, University of Elbasan

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Albania

Nikolin Gega, University of Elbasan

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences,  Albania

Piro Karamelo, University of Elbasan

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences,  Albania

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Published

2023-07-22

How to Cite

Bekteshi, L., Hoxha, B., Gega, N., & Karamelo, P. (2023). THE IMPACT OF URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY IN THE POLLUTION OF SHKUMBINI RIVER. International Conference on Applied Engineering and Natural Sciences, 1(1), 1066–1070. https://doi.org/10.59287/icaens.1130