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Assessment Of Current Conditions Of The Bílina River In The Czech Republic

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UW120091

Volume

122

Pages

12

Published

2012

Size

367 kb

Author(s)

M. Neruda, D. Kramer & I. Tikhonova

Abstract

Assessment of current conditions of the Bílina River in the Czech Republic M. Neruda1, D. Kramer2 & I. Tikhonova2 1Faculty of Environment, University of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic 2Faculty of Biotechnology and Industrial Ecology, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russian Federation Abstract River Bílina is a river that flows in the northwestern part of the Czech Republic. From the middle of the 20th century it was used as a water source for several chemical and power plants and thus was greatly affected. The lignite surface mining and mine openings made covering the river with a tube and changing its direction inevitable (with straightening and fortifying as well). In this article we have studied the hydrology, hydrochemistry and bottom sediments of the Bílina River and evaluated its current condition through data obtained. Keywords: Bílina River, field observations, bottom sediments, danger index, possibilities for revitalization.

Keywords

Bílina River, field observations, bottom sediments, danger index,possibilities for revitalization