A water quality investigation around an oil refinery in Hungary using the Fontinalis antipiretica (HEDW.) as bioindicator

Gyula Rabnecz, Zsolt Csintalan, István Keresztényi, György Isaák, Ildikó Jócsák

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In this study the aquatic moss Fontinalis antipyretica (Hedw.) was used to indicate the relative levels of water pollution by ten heavy metals: Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, V, Zn, Al, Fe and Pb at the territory of an oil refinery at the river Danube in Hungary. For the sake of complex comparison of environmental loads, CO2-gas exchange and chlorophyll-fluorescence parameter Fv/Fm were measured as complementarity to elemental analysis. A 36 days long period was studied in the summer of 2007. The water biomonitoring did not indicate the significant increasing of elemental load by the oil-refinery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalActa Biologica Szegediensis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008



  • Biomonitoring
  • CO-gas exchange
  • Fluorescence
  • Heavy metal
  • ICP-MS
  • Mosses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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