Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/4289
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dc.contributor.authorAndra, Syam S.-
dc.contributor.authorMakris, Konstantinos C.-
dc.contributor.authorCosta, Costas-
dc.contributor.authorCharisiadis, Pantelis-
dc.contributor.otherΜακρής, Κωνσταντίνος X.-
dc.contributor.otherΚώστα, Κώστας-
dc.contributor.otherΧαρισιάδης, Παντελής-
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-26T11:24:02Z-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T11:10:06Z-
dc.date.available2015-03-26T11:24:02Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-08T11:10:06Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2014, Volume 186, Issue 11, Pages 7307-7320en
dc.identifier.issn1573-2959-
dc.identifier.urihttp://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/4289-
dc.description.abstractPotable water samples (N = 74) from 19 zip code locations in a region of Greece were profiled for 13 trace elements composition using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The primary objective was to monitor the drinking water quality, while the primary focus was to find novel associations in trace elements occurrence that may further shed light on common links in their occurrence and fate in the pipe scales and corrosion products observed in urban drinking water distribution systems. Except for arsenic at two locations and in six samples, rest of the analyzed elements was below maximum contaminant levels, for which regulatory values are available. Further, we attempted to hierarchically cluster trace elements based on their covariances resulting in two groups; one with arsenic, antimony, zinc, cadmium, and copper and the second with the rest of the elements. The grouping trends were partially explained by elements’ similar chemical activities in water, underscoring their potential for co-accumulation and co-mobilization phenomena from pipe scales into finished water. Profiling patterns of trace elements in finished water could be indicative of their load on pipe scales and corrosion products, with a corresponding risk of episodic contaminant release. Speculation was made on the role of disinfectants and disinfection byproducts in mobilizing chemically similar trace elements of human health interest from pipe scales to tap water. It is warranted that further studies may eventually prove useful to water regulators from incorporating the acquired knowledge in the drinking water safety plans.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.rights© Springer International Publishing Switzerlanden
dc.subjectChemical groupingen
dc.subjectCo-occurrenceen
dc.subjectTrace elements’ mixturesen
dc.subjectUrban drinkingen
dc.subjectWater distribution systemsen
dc.subjectWater and healthen
dc.subjectWater quality indicatorsen
dc.titleCo-occurrence profiles of trace elements in potable water systems: a case studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technology-
dc.subject.categoryEarth and Related Environmental Sciencesen
dc.journalsSubscription-
dc.reviewPeer Revieweden
dc.countryCyprus-
dc.subject.fieldNatural Sciencesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10661-014-3928-xen
dc.dept.handle123456789/108en
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item.languageiso639-1en-
item.openairetypearticle-
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item.cerifentitytypePublications-
crisitem.author.deptCyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Chemical Engineering-
crisitem.author.deptCyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0001-5251-8619-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-8459-0356-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0001-7260-192X-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Health Sciences-
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