Assessing the Environmental Condition of Minor Rivers in Urban Areas
 
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Department of Geoecology, Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 21st Vasilevsky Ostrov, Line 2. 199106, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Publish date: 2017-11-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2017; 18(6):110–114
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This article is devoted to the study of water and sediment pollution in the channel of the Neva delta. Spectrophotometry was used to determine the concentration of pollutants in water. In the chemical analysis of the precipitate, atomic absorption spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy were used. Analysis of the hydrochemical composition and sediment of the Smolenka River showed high concentrations of heavy metals and petroleum products. At the same time, the hydrochemical composition of the Smolenka River is highly unstable, but the concentration of oil products and lead in the sediments indicates the presence of local pollution sources. Based on our findings, we are guided by the restoration of the aquatic environment.
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Vladimir Sergeevich Kuznetsov   
Department of Geoecology, Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 21st Vasilevsky Ostrov, Line 2. 199106, Saint-Petersburg, Russia