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Determination and classification of pollutants

Zuzana Királyová, Katja Šnuderl a, Filip Kraic b, Jan Mocak *

Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Slovak University of Technology, SK-81237 Bratislava, Slovakia
a Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maribor, SI-2000 Slovenia
b Department of Chemistry, University of Ss. Cyril & Methodius, SK-91701 Trnava, Slovakia

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Abstract: This paper deals with waste waters produced by industrial producers during recent three years. Its main purpose is to evaluate the data monitored from discharges of three leather plants where eight traditional variables (COD, BOD, insoluble matters, pH, and the content of ammonia, total nitrogen, chromium and sulphides) were regularly analyzed and quantified. Mutual relations of these variables in waste waters were discovered using statistical techniques, mainly multivariate data analysis, and some general conclusions were found regarding the trends of pollution with respect to its source as well as the year season.

Keywords: waste water, pollutants, multivariate data analysis

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0013.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2008, pp. 143—152