Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2017, Volume 20, Issue 1

Assessment of the groundwater characteristics around a metallurgical manufacturing plant

Claudia Sandru * , Elena David

National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, PO Box Râureni 7, 240050, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania

*Corresponding author: Claudia Sandru, E-mail:, Phone: 050 732 744, Fax: 0250 732 746

Published: 2017


Water is an important element for the existence of life and the development of human communities. Water pollution is, after a general definition, directly or indirectly the change of its normal composition, as a result of human activity, in such a degree that affects all the other users to which water could be used in its natural state. Ultimately, water pollution involves, changing the ecological balance. This paper presents the studies on monitoring collected during December 2011 till December 2012, in the vicinity of a metallurgical plant. For these samples the content of heavy metals such as: Fe, Cr, Ni, Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd were determined. The results illustrates the metal distribution in the groundwater samples. Also, using the multivariate statistical methods of factor analysis it was possible to be identified  the probable source of groundwater metal pollution.


metallurgical plant, groundwater, heavy metals, statistical analysis

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