publication . Article . 2012

Contaminación fecal en varios ríos de la Gran Área Metropolitana y la Península de Osa

Guillermo Calvo Brenes; Jesús Mora Molina;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 11 Dec 2012
  • Publisher: Editorial Tecnológica de Costa Rica
  • Country: Costa Rica
Abstract
Contamination of rivers in Costa Rica is an issue that requires special attention. The term “river con- tamination” means the incorporation of strange matter such as microorganisms (total and fecal coliforms), chemical products (soaps, fertilizers, pesti- cides), heavy metals (such as chrome, lead, mercury), or organic matter, the last one coming from soil through superficial water runoff as well as domestic wastewaters. All of them deteriorate the water qua- lity and reduce the different water usage of rivers. Water resources are important not only for pre- servation of human life but also for animal and plant preservation. Costa Rica is worldwide known as a co...
Subjects
free text keywords: Hydric resources; river contamination; Península de Osa; Great Metropolitan Area; fecal coliforms; water quality classification Holland index., Recurso hídrico; contaminación de ríos; Península de Osa; Gran Área Metropolitana; coliformes fecales; Índice holandés de clasificación de la calidad del agua, Hydrology, Humanities, Geography
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publication . Article . 2012

Contaminación fecal en varios ríos de la Gran Área Metropolitana y la Península de Osa

Guillermo Calvo Brenes; Jesús Mora Molina;