10 – RIA Tomsk. Researchers of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) brought water
samples from Damodar - one of the dirtiest rivers in India; having studied the
composition and migration of harmful substances, polytechnicians with their
colleagues intend to propose measures to clean the river, the press service of
the university reported on Wednesday.
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was reported that TPU scientists are involved in the work of the BRICS Network
University "Water Environmental Protection and Water Resources
Management". Tomsk University acts as the national coordinator of Russia
of the work of the international group "Water Resources and Pollution
to the press service, the project of scientists entering this group,
"Environmental geochemistry and organic pollution cleaning using the
example of China, India and Russia water systems", received support from
the BRICS STI framework program (a framework program under which scientists
from BRICS countries implement joint research projects).
reported that scientists from Russia, China and India are studying the
characteristics of pollution of water bodies in different landscape-climatic
conditions in order to develop methods for prevention and cleaning. The Damodar
River - is one of the sources of water supply in the city of Durgapur and one
of the most polluted rivers in India. Coal quarries are located in its upper
reaches, and there are many industrial enterprises in the city. Therefore, the
problem of water pollution is very serious.
India we took water samples from the Damodar River and its tributaries,
including those into which wastewater is discharged. These samples will help us
identify the main pollutants and determine the forms of their migration,
movement in the aquatic environment", – a graduate student of the TPU
Division for Geology Svetlana Ulaeva is quoted.
It is added
that colleagues of polytechnicians from India and China will study the
microbiological composition of water and look for traces of antibiotics in it.
It is noted
that also during the visit to Durgapur polytechnicians took part in the
symposium "Workshop on Recent trends on remediation of contaminated water
bodies and soil". It was devoted to trends in the issue of restoration of
polluted water bodies and soil, and also became part of the work of the
International thematic group "Water Resources and the Fight against their
Pollution" of the BRICS Network University.
At a public
lecture, associate professor of the TPU Division for Geology Evgenia Soldatova
spoke about the results of the project "The Geochemical Nitrogen Cycle in
Agrolandscapes: Pollution of Ground Waters and the Assessment of Risk to Public
Health", which was supported by the Russian Science Foundation.