The Toxic Effect of Conventional Treated Mine Water on Aquatic Organisms

Catalina Stoica, Laurentiu Dinu, Irina Lucaciu, Mihai Nita-Lazar, Voicu Oncu
2020 Revista de Chimie  
The present paper aims to evaluate the toxic effects generated by conventional treated mine water as well as freshwater samples (Macris river) on primary producers (green algae, Selenastrum capricornutum) and primary consumers (planktonic crustaceans, Daphnia magna). Those organisms could be very realiable biological models to assess the toxic effect of mine waters on the environment. The green algae growth inhibition test (performed according to OECD201) and the acute immobilization test of
more » ... shwater crustaceans (Daphnia magna) (performed according to OECD 202) showed no growth inhibition or Daphnia magna immobilization / mortality during 72h and 48h incubation in presence of surface water samples from Macris river. The aqueous system with 1.89 g/L sulphate ion (SO42-) concentration, containing treated mine water mixed with freshwater sample (ratio 2.4:1), generated 100% toxic effect on crustaceans (Daphnia magna) after 48h incubation.
doi:10.37358/rc.20.1.7813 fatcat:e2jsuhn7cvdnhig4phhqoqkyuu