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226Ra Removal Processes in Croatian Water Facilities

Maja Bronzović
Gordana Marović

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APA 6th Edition
Bronzović, M. & Marović, G. (2006). 226Ra Removal Processes in Croatian Water Facilities. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 57 (2), 165-170. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/3925
MLA 8th Edition
Bronzović, Maja and Gordana Marović. "226Ra Removal Processes in Croatian Water Facilities." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol. 57, no. 2, 2006, pp. 165-170. https://hrcak.srce.hr/3925. Accessed 16 Oct. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Bronzović, Maja and Gordana Marović. "226Ra Removal Processes in Croatian Water Facilities." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 57, no. 2 (2006): 165-170. https://hrcak.srce.hr/3925
Harvard
Bronzović, M., and Marović, G. (2006). '226Ra Removal Processes in Croatian Water Facilities', Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 57(2), pp. 165-170. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/3925 (Accessed 16 October 2019)
Vancouver
Bronzović M, Marović G. 226Ra Removal Processes in Croatian Water Facilities. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2019 October 16];57(2):165-170. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/3925
IEEE
M. Bronzović and G. Marović, "226Ra Removal Processes in Croatian Water Facilities", Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol.57, no. 2, pp. 165-170, 2006. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/3925. [Accessed: 16 October 2019]

Abstracts
Today, bottled and tap drinking water mainly originates from underground waters which might contain considerable amounts of naturally occurring radionuclides. One of the most toxic radionuclide in drinking water is 226Ra. Following the metabolism of calcium, it could be deposited into the bone where, in sufficient amount, it could cause bone sarcoma. Although current drinking water preparation techniques are not specifically designed for 226Ra removal they can reduce certain amounts of 226Ra. This paper presents the efficacy of standard water preparation processes (granular activated carbon, green sand and fixed-leaf filtrations) currently used by Zagreb water supply and two Croatian water bottlers in removing 226Ra. Compared with other studies, the results of our study show low to moderate efficacy in lowering the 226Ra concentration in drinking water. Even so, 226Ra concentrations still comply with the recommendation of the Word Health Organisation (WHO) and with Croatian legislation.

Keywords
fixed-leaf filtration; GAC filtration; Green sand filtration; 226Ra; water facilities; water treatment

Hrčak ID: 3925

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/3925

[croatian]

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