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Title: Jurnal Medical Aradean (Arad Medical Journal)
Abbreviated title: J. Med. Ar.
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1224-3744
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ROMANIAN PHARMACOPOEIA VERSUS ATOMIC SPECTROMETRY AS ANALYSIS TOOLS FOR HEAVY METAL CONTENT IN SOME WATER SOURCES FROM THE WESTERN AND SOUTH-WESTERN PART OF ROMANIA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pascariu M., Ciobotaru A., Tulucan T., Stefanut M.   
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Article Title:ROMANIAN PHARMACOPOEIA VERSUS ATOMIC SPECTROMETRY AS ANALYSIS TOOLS FOR HEAVY METAL CONTENT IN SOME WATER SOURCES FROM THE WESTERN AND SOUTH-WESTERN PART OF ROMANIA
Authors:Mihai-Cosmin Pascariu1, Ana Lucia Ciobotaru1, Tiberiu Tulucan2,3,
Mariana Nela Ștefănuț4, Adina Cătă4, Ionița Firuța Fițigău4, Ioana Ienașcu1,4*
Affiliation:1 “Vasile Goldiș” Western University of Arad, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine, 86 Liviu Rebreanu, 310045, Arad, Romania
2 “Vasile Goldiș” Western University of Arad, Izoi - Moneasa Center of Ecological Monitoring, 94 Revoluției Blvd., 310025, Arad, Romania
3 Romanian Society of Geography, Arad subsidiary, 2B Vasile Conta, 310422, Arad, Romania
4 National Institute for Research&Development in Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter, 144 Dr. A. Păunescu Podeanu, 300569, Timișoara, Romania
Abstract:Heavy metals such as lead and cadmium are regarded as common pollutants of our environment, with both natural and anthropogenic origins. Some of them can form highly poisonous compounds which, when inhaled or swallowed, affect almost every organ and system in the body and thus pose a serious threat to both the stability of the ecosystems and the human health. A series of samples from water sources located in the western and south-western part of Romania was analyzed according to the methods prescribed in the Romanian Pharmacopoeia to assess their levels of heavy metals and other ions, both cations and anions. The results were compared and supplemented with those obtained by atomic absorption spectrometry and microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometry for specific elements, namely aluminium, arsenic, calcium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, nickel, lead, selenium and zinc.
Keywords:heavy metals, Romanian Pharmacopoeia, colorimetry, atomic spectrometry, water pollution
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*Correspondence:: Ioana Ienașcu, “Vasile Goldiș” Western University of Arad, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 86 Liviu Rebreanu, 310045, Arad, Romania, Tel. +40-720-647622, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it