Perfil espacial e temporal de poluentes nas águas da represa municipal de São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brasil

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Melo, Camila de Almeida [UNESP]
Moreira, Altair Benedito [UNESP]
Bisinoti, Márcia Cristina [UNESP]

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Sociedade Brasileira de Química


In this manuscript, seasonal and spatial trends of water collected from two sampling places in the Preto River in the Turvo-Grande watershed were evaluated. Water samples were collected during June/07 to July/08 and parameters sulphate, total organic carbon, ammonia, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, dissolved total solids and nitrate were quantified. Seasonal trend indicated sanitary effluents as a point source of contamination in both sampling points. Vertical trends demonstrated that the Municipal Dam was not stratified and received a diffuse source of pollutants from flooding and agriculture runoffs. It was also verified that there is relatively fast ammonia consumption kinetics having a half-life time of 1.43 h which can explain the low ammonia concentrations found in these aquatic bodies.



Preto river, seasonal and spatial trends, pollutants

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Química Nova. Sociedade Brasileira de Química, v. 32, n. 6, p. 1436-1441, 2009.