Heavy metals in the Ljubljanica catchment area (Slovenia)
AbstractIn main springs and swallowholes of the Ljubljanica River Basin the monitoring of heavy metals was established at the beginning of 2005 with the intention to study the solute transport in the water body and to analyse the risk of contamination with heavy metals. The results of the first monitoring phase are presented - elements that indicate the load of environment due to industry, traffic, agriculture and urbanisation: Al, As, Cd, Cl, Cr, Cu, Mn in Pb. The results point out that the vulnerability of karst aquifers depends on aquifer hydrodynamic conditions, infiltration conditions and development of a karst drainage system. Furthermore, they indicated the local and regional geochemical and hydrogeological characteristics and enable to evidence the main processes and effects that impact on environmental changes.
How to Cite
Trček, B. (2006). Heavy metals in the Ljubljanica catchment area (Slovenia) . Geologija, 49(2), 267–277. https://doi.org/10.5474/geologija.2006.020