WATER QUALITY INDEX AS A TOOL FOR RIVER ASSESSMENT IN AGRICULTURAL AREAS IN THE PAMPEAN PLAINS OF ARGENTINA (doi: 10.4090/juee.2007.v1n1.018025)

Carlos Moscuzza, Alejandra V. Volpedo, Carlos Ojeda, Alicia Fernández Cirelli

Abstract


The impact of different agroindustry effluents on the water quality of Salado River in Buenos Aires Province (Argentina) were analyzed applying water quality indexes (WQI). Winter and summer samplings were performed. A minimal water quality index (WQI min) was calculated using only two parameters which can be easy determined in situ. Meat industry appears as the most pollutant source. The use of WQImin may be a useful methodology for river management.

Keywords


Salado River; effluent; agroindustry; nutrients, organic matter

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4090/juee.2013.v1n1.

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DOI: 10.4090/juee


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