Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2012, Volume 15, Issue 1

The Hazardous Substance Environmental Impact in the Industrial Area of Rm. Valcea

Mihaela Iordache 1,2 , Ioan Viorel Branzoi 3 , Ioan Iordache 4* , Nicoleta Georgeta Dobre 5 , Georgeta Totea 5

1 National Research and Development Institute for Industrial Ecology – INCD-ECOIND Bucharest-Subsidiary Ramnicu Valcea, 1 Uzinei Street, Ramnicu Valcea 240050, Romania
2 University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Gheorghe Polizu 1-7, 011061, Sector1, Bucharest, Romania
3 Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Department of General Chemistry, Romania
4 National Institute for Research and Development for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICIT Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, P.O. Box Raureni 7, 240050, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
5 Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, 1-7 Polizu Str., 011061, Bucharest, Romania

*Corresponding author: Ioan Iordache, E-mail:

Published: May 2012


This study aims to establish the environmental impact on the degree of accumulation of priority hazardous substances soil, water and sediment in the industrial platform Ramnicu Valcea. Water and sediment samples were collected in two campaigns, in May and August 2011, and soil samples was collected in May and October 2011. Nickel, copper, cadmium, 1,2 dichloroethane, trichlorethylene, 1,2,4 trichlorobenzene and perchlorethylene were analyzed from water, soil and sediment.

Concentrations of priority hazardous substances in water, upstream and downstream of the industrial area showed lower limits than those indicated in the National Legislation.  The results show that heavy metals in sediments collected from the Olt River, (Priza Olt and Cremenari), generally fall within the limits imposed in National Legislation. It also observed that in all three points, 1,2 dichloroethane, 1,1,2 trichlorethylene, perchlorethylene, 1,2,4 trichlorobenzene taking values ​​below the detection method. From soil samples analyzed is found insignificant soil pollution with heavy metals (nickel, copper, cadmium) and the organochlorine substances (1,2 dichloroethane, 1,1,2 trichlorethylene, perchlorethylene, 1, 2,4 trichlorobenzene).


Organochlorine substances, heavy metals, surface water, sediments, Olt River.

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