PETRA IONESCU, VIOLETA MONICA RADU, GYORGY DEAK, ELENA DIACU, ECATERINA MARCU, IRINA-ELENA CIOBOTARU QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF SOME FRESHWATER RESOURCES LOCATED IN BUCHAREST AND SURROUNDING AREAS I. WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF HERASTRAU, PANTELIMON AND MOGOSOAIA LAKES
The quality assessment of the aquatic environment from some freshwater resources situated in Bucharest and Ilfov County - Romania has been performed in an extended study and data obtained will be presented in several papers. This first paper presents a case study on water quality assessment of the Mogosoaia, Herastrau and Pantelimon Lakes, lakes built on the Colentina River. Two water and sediment sampling campaigns were conducted in the summer and autumn 2016, 29 specific parameters were determined for water samples and heavy metals content for sediment samples. The obtained results for water samples allowed the classification of lakes water in quality classes and the heavy metals values for sediments were compared to the standards of chemical quality, according to the national legislation M.O. 161/2006. Furthermore, for an overview of water quality, the Water Quality Index (WQI) method was used, where the indicators were grouped into two categories: the first category took into account 18 quality parameters (WQI-1) and the second considered heavy metals content (WQI-2).
Keywords: Water quality parameters, Water Quality Index, Water pollution