Nitrate Contamination of Surface and Ground Water in Greece

  • J. G. Ganoulis
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 30)


Data from two case studies are summarized. The first study concerns the Axios River (N. Greece), where monthly sampling of nitrate concentrations and related water quality parameters are analyzed for a two-year period. The second study deals with ground water in the Attiki area, near Athens. Time series data are presented; and possible sources of nitrate contamination, such as agricultural activities, sewage, and use of septic tanks, are examined.


Nitrate Concentration Septic Tank Nitrate Level European Economic Community Nitrate Contamination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Ganoulis
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  1. 1.Hydraulics Laboratory, School of EngineeringAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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