POOL WATER OVERCHLORINATION IN TIMIS COUNTY, ROMANIA: CASE-STUDY

Authors

  • Cristina Petrescu Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara
  • Calin Muntean Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12955/pmp.v1.101

Keywords:

residual chlorine, pool water, Timis County, case-study

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study conducted was to investigate residual chlorine concentrations in pool water from Timis County, Romania over two years (2016-2017).

MATERIAL OF STUDY consisted of a sample of 50 pools from Timis County from which were collected and analyzed 154 water tests.

THE METHOD was an observational inquiry (case-study) of the residual chlorine concentrations considering spatial and temporal distribution and comparing with actual standards (4 groups of residual chlorine concentrations were considered).

RESULTS: Average concentrations of residual chlorine exceeded 0,5mg/l in 30 investigated pools. Monthly mean concentrations of residual chlorine exceeded 0.5mg/l 20 of the 24 months of the investigation period. The maximum value of residual chlorine monthly mean concentration was recorded in July, 2017 and the highest average concentration at the pool I3. An Anova Oneway analysis indicated a statistically significant difference (F=30.312, Sig.0.000) between the 4 groups of residual chlorine concentrations: over 1.5 mg/l / (0-0.5mg/l, Sig.000; 0.5-1mg/l, Sig.0.001, 1-1.5mg/l, Sig.0.009).

CONCLUSION: There is an over-chlorination of pool water of Timis County, Romania, with spatial and temporal variation and statistically significant differences between groups of residual chlorine concentrations.

Author Biographies

Cristina Petrescu, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara

Department of Hygiene, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania

Calin Muntean, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania

Department of Medical Informatics, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara and Department of Inspection and Control of Risk factors in the living and working environment, Public Health Direction Timis, Romania

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2020-11-16

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Petrescu, C. ., & Muntean, C. . (2020). POOL WATER OVERCHLORINATION IN TIMIS COUNTY, ROMANIA: CASE-STUDY. Proceedings of CBU in Medicine and Pharmacy, 1, 71-76. https://doi.org/10.12955/pmp.v1.101