Changes of toxic metals bioavailability in urban creeks as a potential environmental hazard

  • Dana Kominkova
  • Jana Nabelkova
  • Dasa Starmanova
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Part of the Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries book series (AGSB, volume 19)

Abstract

The impact of different urban drainage structures (combine sewer overflow, stormwater drain and waste water treatment plant) on fate of toxic metals in urban creeks was studied on three creeks in the Prague area. The results show that bioavailability of toxic metals is affected by the type of urban drainage and environmental conditions. The bioavailability is significantly influenced by a type of urban drainage, while combine sewer overflows cause decrease of biological availability, storm water drains and a waste water treatment plant cause increase of bioavailability of toxic metals.

Keywords

Toxic Metal Hazard Quotient Aquatic Biota Environmental Quality Standard Waste Water Treatment Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dana Kominkova
    • 1
  • Jana Nabelkova
    • 1
  • Dasa Starmanova
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil EngineeringCzech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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