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Water Quality And Pollutant Migration In A Stretch Of The Po River System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930431

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

687 kb

Author(s)

M. Cambiaghi, G. Ciceri, W. Martinotti, G. Queirazza & M. Tomasino

Abstract

Water quality and pollutant migration in a stretch of the Po River system M. Cambiaghi,* G. Ciceri," W. Martinotti/ G. Queirazza,* M. Tomasino^ " CISE S.p.A., via Reggio Emilia, 39, 20090 Segrate (MI), Italy * ENEL S.p.A., Thermal and Nuclear Research Centre, via Rubattino, 54, 20134 Milano, Italy c ENEL S.p.A., Hydraulic and Structural Research Centre, ABSTRACT An overview of the water quality of the Po River in its middle course is presented together with a summary of the behaviour of pollutants (both heavy metal and organics) discharged by the Lambro River. The fluctuations of the most important water quality parameter (dissolved oxygen), deriving from a 14 years monitoring programme carried out in two stations of the Po River (the former upstream and the latter downstream the Lambro River input), is treated in terms of oxygen production and consumption. Forecasting models, based on the fugacity concept, are used to predict the distribution of pollutants, both

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