Attenuation of selected pharmaceuticals during riverbank filtration in Danube river alluvion

Kovačević Srđan and Dimkić Milan and Živančev Nevena and Bežanović Veselin and Čalenić Aleksandar: Attenuation of selected pharmaceuticals during riverbank filtration in Danube river alluvion.

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The paper presents the results of the transport analysis for selected pharmaceuticals during riverbank filtration from the river Danube to the drainage wells at the specific site KovinDubovac. In the Republic of Serbia the occurrence of pharmaceuticals in surface and groundwater was not sufficiently analyzed, so there is a need for research and testing of the occurrence and behavior of pharmaceuticals in order to better understand the flow of pharmaceuticals in the environment and transport of pharmaceuticals in groundwater during riverbank filtration. During the investigation period between 2009-2015, a total of 25 pharmaceuticals were analyzed in 52 samples, of which 13 samples of surface water and 39 samples of alluvial groundwater. A total of 7 pharmaceuticals in Danube River and 6 pharmaceuticals in alluvial groundwater were detected. Carbamazepine and metamizole metabolites N-acetyl-4-amino-antipyrine (4-AAA) and N-formyl-4-amino-antipyrine (4-FAA) have the highest frequency of occurrence in surface water and in groundwater samples, respectively. Results showed that riverbank filtration could significantly remove investigated pharmaceuticals. Percentage of removal during riverbank filtration was determined for carbamazepine (35%), trimethoprim (100%), 4-AAA (82%) and 4-FAA (43%). These results are extremely important for better understanding of self-purification potential of alluvial aquifers and protection from potential impacts of anthropogenic pollution to the groundwater sources in the Republic of Serbia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Date: 2018
Volume: 24
ISBN: 978-963-306-623-2
Page Range: pp. 149-153
Event Title: International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems (24.) (2018) (Szeged)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Környezetkémia, Gyógyszerkémia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 152-153. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. Jan. 04. 11:51
Last Modified: 2022. Aug. 08. 15:50

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