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Title (Primary) Influence of urban settlement and mining activities on surface water quality in northern Mongolia
Title (Secondary) Water and environment in the Selenga-Baikal Basin : international research cooperation for an ecoregion of global relevance
Author Batbayar, G.; Karthe, D.; Pfeiffer, M.; von Tümpling, W.; Kappas, M.;
Publisher Karthe, D.; Chalov, S.R.; Kasimov, N.S.; Kappas, M.;
Journal Erdsicht : Einblicke in geographische und geoinformationstechnische Arbeitsweisen
Year 2015
Department ASAM; FLOEK;
Volume 23
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
UFZ wide themes RU2;
UFZ inventory Magdeburg, Bibliothek, 00504911, 16-0175 MA : Bi 22
Abstract Until today information about water quality in Northern Mongolia is rare. For this reason the aim of this snap short study was to assess the current chemical status in the region based on 40 surface water samples collected between May and July in 2014. As main outcome of this study we showed that chemical water
quality varied in rivers, which is potentially due to geological differences, anthropogenic pollution and dilution/concentration effects related to evaporation and precipitation. The study indicates that chemical water quality is impacted in particular by mining, industry and urban wastewater discharge. However, a
more in depth and long-term study is needed in order to assess the spatial and temporal contamination pattern and evaluate their ecological and public health relevance.
ID 16576
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=16576
Batbayar, G., Karthe, D., Pfeiffer, M., von Tümpling, W., Kappas, M. (2015):
Influence of urban settlement and mining activities on surface water quality in northern Mongolia
In: Karthe, D., Chalov, S.R., Kasimov, N.S., Kappas, M. (eds.)
Water and environment in the Selenga-Baikal Basin : international research cooperation for an ecoregion of global relevance
Erdsicht : Einblicke in geographische und geoinformationstechnische Arbeitsweisen 23
Ibidem-Verlag, Stuttgart, p. 73 - 86