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Title (Primary) Determination of dominant sources of nitrate contamination in transboundary (Russian Federation/Ukraine) catchment with heterogeneous land use
Author Vystavna, Y.; Diadin, D.; Grynenko, V.; Yakovlev, V.; Vergeles, Y.; Huneau, F.; Rossi, P.M.; Hejzlar, J.; Knöller, K.;
Journal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Year 2017
Department CATHYD;
Volume 189
Issue 10
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T31;
Keywords Nitrate isotopes Land use Multivariate statistics Ukraine Anthropogenic sources Seversky Donets
UFZ wide themes RU2;
Abstract Nitrate contamination of surface water and shallow groundwater was studied in transboundary (Russia/Ukraine) catchment with heterogeneous land use. Dominant sources of nitrate contamination were determined by applying a dual δ15N–NO3 and δ18O–NO3 isotope approach, multivariate statistics, and land use analysis. Nitrate concentration was highly variable from 0.25 to 22 mg L−1 in surface water and from 0.5 to 100 mg L−1 in groundwater. The applied method indicated that sewage to surface water and sewage and manure to groundwater were dominant sources of nitrate contamination. Nitrate/chloride molar ratio was added to support the dual isotope signature and indicated the contribution of fertilizers to the nitrate content in groundwater. Groundwater temperature was found to be an additional indicator of manure and sewerage leaks in the shallow aquifer which has limited protection and is vulnerable to groundwater pollution.
ID 19300
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=19300
Vystavna, Y., Diadin, D., Grynenko, V., Yakovlev, V., Vergeles, Y., Huneau, F., Rossi, P.M., Hejzlar, J., Knöller, K. (2017):
Determination of dominant sources of nitrate contamination in transboundary (Russian Federation/Ukraine) catchment with heterogeneous land use
Environ. Monit. Assess. 189 (10), art. 509