O impacto industrial na composição química das águas subterrâneas com enfoque de consumo humano (Rio Grande- RS)

Mirlean, Nicolai; Machado, Maria Isabel Corrêa da Silva; Osinaldi, Guillermo Martinez; Demoliner, Adriana; Baisch, Paulo Roberto Martins


The alteration in the quality of groundwater in the industrial zone of Brazil’s southernmost state was assessed by a hydrogeochemical study. In 70-85% of the studied area, fluoride, nitrate and phosphate in groundwater surpass the maximum limits for human consumption according to Brazilian environmental legislation. The chemical spectrum of contaminants and their spatial distribution show that fertilizer production processes are responsible for groundwater pollution. The natural conditions of the region are not favorable for minimal protection against infiltration of pollutants into the aquifer.

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