Characterization of organic and inorganic pollutants in the Adige river (Italy)

Emilio Benfenati, Nicola Di Toro, Roberto Fanelli, Gabriele Lualdi, Rosa Tridico, Giovanni Stella, Pietro Buscaini, Luigi Stimilli

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Samples of raw water from the Adige river, Italy, were collected at 19 sampling stations in the Trento province, twice in one year. Organic and inorganic analyses were done on these samples. COD, BOD, TOC, inorganic nitrogen, phosphate, and several metals were measured. The organic pollutants found inluded xylenes, methylisobutylketone, naphthalene, benzophenone, and pyrene. Industrial activities and urban effluents were the origin of most of the pollutants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1665-1674
Number of pages10
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry


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