Efficient water resources management in Cr(VI) impacted water bodies-POSTER SESSION

[CEST2019_00829] Effects of Cr(VI)-contaminated irrigation water on growth and development of selected crop species
by Georgiadou E.C., Zissimos A., Christoforou I., Christofi C., Fotopoulos V., Christou A.

Chromium (Cr) is a metal well-known to cause environmental pollution due to its association with a number of industrial processes involving leather, steel, electroplating, chemicals, dyes and paints. It is toxic to plants and microorganisms, and its study is attracting a lot of attention due to its increasing occurrence in groundwater under current changing climate scenaria. Of the several valence states of Cr, the trivalent [Cr(III)] and the hexavalent [Cr(VI)] species are the stable forms.

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[CEST2019_00768] Natural presence of hexavalent chromium in spring waters of South-West Mountain Vermion, Greece
by Stamos A., Samiotis G., Pekridis G., Tsioptsias C., Amanatidou E.

Hexavalent chromium in water occurs as oxoanions that are toxic for plants and animals. Furthermore, they are soluble and extremely mobile under environmental conditions. Chromium in its other common oxidative state (Cr+3) is less toxic and in general immobile. Chromium is found in nature mainly in the Cr+3 form. However, human activities and natural occurring Mn oxides that can oxidize Cr+3 to Cr+6, increase the concentration of the toxic form of Cr+6 in nature.

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