General and comperative data on water ecology in Shkumbin River, Elbasan


  • Selma Myslihaka


Oxygen, Ecology, Bacteria, Water, E. coli


It is essential importance the assessment and maintenance of the aquatic ecosystems for the well-being of the society since they are closely related to the human and environmental systems. In this study we have taken a part of Vidhas- Shkumbin river, Elbasan region in Albania, as a case study because it is an area massively affected by industrial pollution. From the general hydrobiological data, in this paper we give a full study on the comparative features of water ecology from physical-chemical, bacteriological data. Various analyzes have been performed based on some standard methodologies for the examination of water performed in the laboratory in terms of water quality determination of the chemical need for oxygen, dissolved oxygen, determination of nitrates, phosphates, ph, hardness and bacteriology. From the study of water in Vidhas-Shkumbin river, we came to the following conclusions: Water resources are of the phreatic type, the level of phreatic water varies depending on atmospheric precipitation, with general temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius, with a strength of 28 degrees German, mineralization occurs too high 160mg / l and from the bacteriological content the water appears mostly high because of presence of bacteria E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci intestinal.


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