Effect of Stormwater System on the Receiver
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Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Faculty of Fundamentals of Technology, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Sumy Makarenko State Pedagogical University, Ukraine
Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Joanna Szulżyk-Cieplak   

Faculty of Fundamentals of Technology, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Publish date: 2019-06-01
J. Ecol. Eng. 2019; 20(6):52–59
The surface water quality assessment could be based on a combined physical and chemical analysis, but it could also be determined with bioindication methods. Classical physicochemical analysis is in most cases more expensive and time-consuming than the bioindication methods. This type of analysis also requires expensive equipment and shows the situation in the water only at the moment of sampling. Although the bioindication methods are often complicated, they allow a relatively inexpensive estimation of the water quality. Moreover, during their implementation, the substances harmful to the environment are not generated, and the obtained results usually reflect the total interaction of all factors and substances to the analyzed living organisms. Indicator organisms or their communities applied to the research, with identified ranges of tolerance to selected factors, could help to determine the physical and chemical parameters of water. This paper presents a bioindication study with an effect of stormwater system on the receiver – the Bystrzyca river, in Lublin, Poland. The level of saprophyty of the river sector was calculated based on the selected species of algae (diatoms and green algae) and the influence of the stormwater discharge on the communities of these organisms was determined.