Water Quality Analysis, the Content of Minerals and Heavy Metals in the Drin I Bardh and Iber River
Faculty of Management in Tourism, Hospitality, and Environment, University “Haxhi Zeka”, Peja 30000, Kosovo
Faculty of Agribusiness, University “Haxhi Zeka”, Peja 30000, Kosovo
Kosovo Agricultural Institute, Prishtina, Kosovo
Data publikacji: 01-05-2022
Ecol. Eng. Environ. Technol. 2022; 3:130–137
Water resources management in Kosovo faces many problems such as economic, legal, lack of experts in the field of environment, and various factors for the management of water basins. The study is a special feature for presenting the current, important, situation of water resources in Kosovo. The results of the research show the current state of the rivers, especially the two largest basins such as the river Drin I Bardh and Iber. Water management is of particular importance for the health of flora and fauna. Drinking water quality monitoring, to be analyzed with compliance over 95%, compliance with microbiological water quality standards, and 97.0% with international chemical standards. Assessing the quality of rivers is finding the solution to the problem of water treatment to fully meet the needs of aquatic ecosystems. Determination of Physico-chemical parameters such as: (pH, TDS, TH, EC, etc.), are necessary for water quality analysis. Water quality depends on the management of industrial waste, especially heavy metals such as (Pb, Hg, As, Zn, Fe, etc.), determination of parameters of other elements such as: (Na, K, Mg, Ca, etc..), indicate the hardness of the water. The study included different methodologies: qualitative, quantitative analysis, and statistics.