Chemical water-quality determination is an essential element of deployed public health programs.
Our experience in the former Republic of Yugoslavia included the use of a rather unique piece of equipment known as Tracelab (Radiometer Corporation, Copenhagen, Denmark).
During the 6-month deployment, we were able to analyze on-site piped and bottled drinking water available in the host country, particularly focusing on its lead (Pb) content.
Bottled water averaged 7 parts per billion Pb, whereas camp supply water was about 35 parts per billion Pb.
Although no particular health-related problems occurred, we were able to provide important reassurances through on-site testing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contrôle qualité, Qualité eau, Eau alimentation, Méthode potentiométrique, Assistance ordinateur, Ion métallique, Pollution eau, Milieu hospitalier, Yougoslavie, Europe, Technique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Quality control, Water quality, Feed water, Potentiometric method, Computer aid, Metal ion, Water pollution, Hospital environment, Yugoslavia, Europe, Technique
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0000474
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 21/05/1997.