NITRATE MONITORING IN PRIVATE WELLS FROM PRAHOVA DISTRICT
Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LVII
Written by Gina VASILE SCĂEȚEANU, Roxana Maria MADJAR, Aurelian PENESCU, Emanuel Petre DINCĂ, Iulica Alexandra TERZEA
As water quality has become an increasing, environmental and social constraint for modern society, we found it suitable to evaluate the nitrate levels in drinking water collected from private wells from Fantanele, Prahova County. The present study conducted during November 2012 and April 2013 describes the nitrate levels of drinking water from four private wells (F1-F4). Nitrate species were assessed using spectrophotometric method and the analytic results allowed us to draw up the following variation of nitrate concentrations: F4<F3<F2<F1. In the case of well F1 nitrate levels were greater than 50 mg/L at all three collection moments and these results are associated with nitrogen fertilisation techniques adopted by well owner, a local vegetable producer. Nitrate concentrations for F3 and F4 were below maximum admitted level (50 mg/L), meanwhile in the case of F2 water collected at M3 (25.04.2013) reached the value 50.14 mg/L.