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Sedimenty (2019)

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  • Baxa, M., Šulcová, J., Kröpfelová, L., Pokorný, J., & Potužák, J. (2019). The quality of sediment in shallow water bodies – Long-term screening of sediment in Czech Republic. A new perspective of nutrients and organic matter recycling in agricultural landscapes. Ecological Engineering, 127, 151-159. doi:

The results of long-term screening of sediments from the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2017 are presented, more than 80% of the samples of which were taken from fishponds. The total sediment volume of Czech Republic fishponds is estimated to be 197 mil. m3. Quality of the sediment is impacted by numerous factors. Sediment may be used for land application, etc., as long as it abides with legislation limits. All results from our database, containing some 200 sites, have been compared with the Decree regulating the conditions for the application of sediments on agricultural land.

We have evaluated toxic metals (As, Pb, Zn, Cu, Hg, Cd), organic pollutants (C10–C40, BTEX, PAH, PCB, DDT) and nutrient volume. The assessment of results reveal the average concentrations of evaluated metals to have the following ranking: Zn > Cu > Pb > As > Cd > Hg. The most frequent excesses of the limit listed in Decree No. 257/2009 Sb. were reported for cadmium (21 sites, i.e. 13.2%). In the case of organic pollutants, the worst pollutant exceeded the limits for 7.2% of sites. DDT volume values were all below the threshold. The ratio between available nutrients and overall nutrient volume was: 0.5% P; 1.3% N; 48.1% Na; 20.4% Mg; 5.8% K; and 65.7% Ca.

Water ekosystém; Fishpond sediment; Toxic metals; Organic pollutants; Nutrients; Agricultural land