In this paper we have applied a chemometric treatment to investigating and comparing the element composition in potable water samples collected in two Italian urban areas, Rome and Florence, and analyzed by INAA. The spectrum of drinkable Roman water shows very low limits of potentially toxic elements (Sb, Hg, Cr, Ni, etc.): in particular, they are present at levels below the values suggested by the European laws and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Further, it is also evidenced that the elemental composition is quite similar to that of uncontaminated natural waters. According to the Florence drinking water element characterization the concentration values show an almost good situation except for Al. Comparing the two water systems an higher level of I, Se and some anthropogenic elements (Cu, Na, Zn) is found in Florence samples. A statistical treatment such as multivariate analysis was performed for identifying the contribution of each element to the chemical composition in Roman water.
|Titolo:||Multivariate analysis applied to trace and ultra-trace elements in Italian potable waters determined by INAA|
AVINO, Pasquale (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|