Condition of the post-reclamation Przykona reservoir (Turek, Poland): water and sediment chemistry


  • Igor Śniady Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
  • Milena Zięba Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Human Geography and Planning
  • Julia Wojciechowska Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Human Geography and Planning
  • Mikołaj Majewski Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
  • Marcin Siepak Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences

Słowa kluczowe:

water chemistry, bottom sediments, post-mining area, lignite coal mines, Przykona reservoir, pit lake


The work discusses the water and sediment geochemistry of the post-reclamation Przykona water reservoir. The analysis mainly focuses on the reservoir's through-flow nature, given that its post-mining history has not resulted in any important contamination of its waters. In the water, cations (Na+, NH4+, K+, Ca2+ and Mg2+) and anions (Cl, NO3, NO2 and SO42−) were examined using ion chromatography (IC). Metals (Al, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn) in the water and sediment were analysed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-QQQ). Extractions with 3 mol/L HCl were used to prepare sediment samples. It was shown that the Teleszyna River waters on the side of its inflow have significantly higher contents of all elements than do the reservoir waters. In addition, CA chemometric analysis allowed the samples to be divided into two groups. The first included samples from the Teleszyna River inflow and those closest to it, while the second included samples from the river outflow and those close to it. A comparison of elemental concentrations in the reservoir's waters and the river inflow and outflow indicate that the river's waters undergo purification as they flow through the reservoir. This is confirmed by analysis of metals in bottom sediments at the Teleszyna River inflow, where sedimentation of metals transported by the river takes place. In addition, calculations of the Igeo, CF and PLI indices clearly confirmed the lack of toxicity of the deposited metals.


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Śniady, I., Zięba, M., Wojciechowska, J., Majewski, M., & Siepak, M. (2024). Condition of the post-reclamation Przykona reservoir (Turek, Poland): water and sediment chemistry. Acta Geographica Lodziensia, 114, 19–34. Pobrano z