Ewa Szalinska

Ewa Szalinska
AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków | AGH · Department of Environmental Protection

PhD

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Introduction
I am currently working at the Department of Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. My focus is on Environmental Science, Environment Protection, and Engineering. My last research projects are related to environmental modeling on a catchment scale.
Additional affiliations
October 2016 - present
AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2013 - October 2013
University of Lorraine
Position
  • Invited Professor
May 2005 - present
University of Geneva
Position
  • Invited Professor
Description
  • Teach the course: “Current trends in the aquatic monitoring”
Education
June 2012 - June 2012
Cracow University of Technology
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering/Environment Protection and Assessment
October 2011 - June 2012
Cracow University of Economics
Field of study
  • Scientific Project Management
June 2002 - June 2002
Cracow University of Technology
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering

Publications

Publications (51)
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Nitrogen and phosphorus budgeting is considered to be a useful tool for policy makers and stakeholders when dealing with nutrient contamination issues. Although a variety of budgeting approaches have been employed in countries affected by this problem, the direct comparison of possible options for the same area is quite limited. The current study o...
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Excessive production of biomass, in times of intensification of agriculture and climate change, is again becoming one of the biggest environmental issues. Identification of sources and effects of this phenomenon in a river catchment in the space−time continuum has been supported by advanced environmental modules combined on a digital platform (Macr...
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A database has been created as a result of the Raba River basin (Carpathian Mts., Poland) mapping/projection in the Macromodel DNS/SWAT. The sediment yield simulations (SYLD) in each of the 36 designated sub-basins have been performed, taking also into account seasonal variability. The model subsequently has been used as a reference/baseline for su...
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Soil runoff and sediment transport are considered as an important vector for particle-bound contaminant transfer from source to receiving waters. Under changing climate conditions and rapid basin development, identification of sediment origins is critical for planning further action to reduce erosion effects, and further pollution to surface waters...
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Agriculture, despite numerous efforts, still remains the key pressure on the aquatic environment causing an over excessive enrichment with nitrogen and phosphorus compounds. Therefore, an essential part of contemporary research and management endeavours to identify areas at risk. Presented here is a method of delimitation of such zones susceptible...
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Spatial and temporal patterns of sediment contamination were examined in the Huron-Erie Corridor (HEC) of the Laurentian Great Lakes. Both the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers are designated Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs) and are subject to past and prospective future sediment remediation efforts. Data generated using a system-wide probabilistic s...
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Heavy metals are ubiquitous in the Great Lakes basin at a wide range of concentrations. Their historical sources are associated with geological settings of the area, while contemporary ones are attributed to anthropogenic activities of the watershed’s inhabitants. Four heavy metals in particular can be credited with the development of this area: co...
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PurposeThis study analyzes the variability of sediment loads under variant climate change and land use scenarios in a Carpathian catchment with a dam reservoir. The areas with the highest share of sediment loads are tracked to establish possible indications for future catchment management plans.Materials and methodsAnalyses were performed for the R...
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The issue of whether land use changes will balance out sediment yields induced by climate predictions was assessed for a Carpathian basin (Raba River, Poland). This discussion was based on the Macromodel DNS (Discharge-Nutrient-Sea)/SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) results for the RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5 scenarios and LU predictions. To track sedi...
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The database contains results of the modeling study performed for the Raba River basin (Carpathian Mts., Poland) on the sediment yields. Using the calibrated and verified basin created in the DNS/SWAT Macromodel as a baseline scenario, subsequently the climate and land use scenarios were superimposed. The climate change scenarios were prepared usin...
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The current database supplements the paper entitled: Delimitation of nutrient threatened areas - a comprehensive method to manage a persistent problem of agriculture. Presented database is an integral part of the delimitation method for zones susceptible to nutrient pollution from areas used for agriculture. The Nitrate Vulnerable Zones of agricult...
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To investigate and assess the effects of land use and its changes on concentrations of heavy metals (Pb, Zn, Cd, Cu, Mn, Ni, Fe) in the tributary of drinking water reservoir catchment, soils of different land use types (forest, arable land, meadows and pastures, residential areas), suspended sediment and bottom sediment were collected. Heavy metals...
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Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were measured in 182 sediments from the Huron–Erie Corridor, North America. The median (5–95 percentile) Corridor ∑PBDE concentration was 1.03 ng/g dry wt (0.25–13.48 ng/g dry wt). Dry weight ∑PBDEs were elevated in U.S. waters of the Detroit River (US DR) and lowest in Canadian waters of Lake St. Clair (CA LS...
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Contaminant remediation decisions often focus on sediment‐organism relationships, omitting the partitioning between sediment and water that exists across a given site. The present study highlights the importance of incorporating non‐sedimentary routes of exposure into a non‐equilibrium, steady‐state food web bioaccumulation model for predicting pol...
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The continuity of sediment transport in many catchment-river-sea systems worldwide has been disturbed by anthropogenic interferences. These interferences alter the sediment balance and result either in a surplus or lack of sediment, and with mostly negative, impacts to the economy, development and infrastructure, and environment. The main issues di...
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The tanning industry uses large quantities of Cr whose contribution to the contaminant burden of aquatic organisms is not yet fully understood. The present study investigated Cr bioaccumulation by indigenous chironomids in a freshwater ecosystem impacted by tannery effluents. Total Cr content in sediments and in chironomids was determined on severa...
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Chromium is widely used as a tanning agent and can become a contaminant of concern in aquatic ecosystems receiving discharges from industrial or artisanal tanning activities. In a companion study, we showed that Cr discharged by tanneries was bioavailable to indigenous chironomids with accumulation via sediment ingestion likely to represent the pre...
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Despite concerted efforts through the European territory, the problems of nitrogen pollution released from agricultural sources have not been resolved yet. Therefore, infringement cases are still open against a few Member States, including Poland, based on fulfilment problems of commitments regarding the Nitrate Directive. As a result of the litiga...
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The paper presents the results of experiments on ecological toxicity assessment performed for 12 soil samples collected at 3 obsolete pesticide “tombs” in Poland, before their final disposal. Bioavailability of the main pollutants: p,p’-DDT, lindane and methoxychlor was assessed for selected samples by consecutive solid phase extraction using a Ten...
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The paper presents the results of experiments on ecological toxicity assessment performed for 12 soil samples collected at 3 obsolete pesticide “tombs” in Poland, before their final disposal. Bioavailability of the main pollutants: p,p’-DDT, lindane and methoxychlor was assessed for selected samples by consecutive solid phase extraction using a Ten...
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Data from 15-year lasting monitoring period was investigated to assess the impact of a municipal landfill on the aquatic environment (Barycz, Poland). Surface and groundwater samples were analyzed to determine basic parameters (pH, conductivity, BOD5, COD, TOC, concentrations of NH4+-N, nitrates, phosphorous, and chlorides), and concentrations of m...
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Threats related to the changing climate are increasingly real, and their effects start to be visible at the global, as well as local scale. The phenomena that used to be atypical, such as heat waves, droughts, violent storms or torrential floods, are intensifying. Besides the air temperature rise, climate models indicate a change in the precipitati...
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Poland is one of the countries distinguished by a long and colorful past. Undergoing numerous turbulent socio-economic changes forced by the course of history, Poland is now one of the member states of the European Union. Experiencing low water quantity and high contamination levels in surface waters, Poland is following other EU countries in the e...
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Data from 15-year lasting monitoring period was investigated to assess the impact of a municipal landfill on the aquatic environment (Barycz, Poland). Surface and groundwater samples were analyzed to determine basic parameters (pH, conductivity, BOD5, COD, TOC, concentrations of NH4+-N, nitrates, phosphorous, and chlorides), and concentrations of m...
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Water reservoirs play important role in human environment, especially as a part of ecological networks in urban areas. Due to such localization they are subjected to the effects of the anthropogenic activities, introducing broad range of contaminants (e.g. heavy metals) through various pathways. The main aim of this study was to estimate heavy meta...
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The suspended matter can be can be recognized as a key factor in circulation of contaminants between catchment and sediments in the dam reservoir catchment. Especially, in the areas where a surface run-off is a major concern during snow melt and rain periods due to the catchment slope. The Dobczyce Reservoir is situated on the Raba River (Wieliczka...
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Bottom sediments from backwater area of a dam reservoir at Dobczyce (Southern Poland) were sampled and analyzed for N and P to study the impact of flow changes on water quality. Both N and P were released mainly in the form of suspended and only slightly in a dissolved forms. Local concentrations of the elements studied grew rapidly when the upper...
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Concentrations of selected heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Zn) and organic contaminants (PCBs, PAHs) were investigated in samples from the Detroit River (Great Lakes, North America) in 1999 and 2008/09 collected using a stratified random sampling design. Getis-Ord geospatial analysis was used to further establish locations of areas demonstrating sign...
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Instantaneous (discrete) and time-integrated (composed) samples were collected during a 19-week period in a watershed impacted by discontinuous discharges from local tanneries (Carpathians Mountains, Poland). Existence of the impoundment reservoir in this watershed allowed investigation of its role in chromium transport. In collected samples, disso...
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The background nickel (Ni) concentrations in the sediments of two sub-mountain reservoirs (Dobczyce and Czorsztyn) situated in the Carpathian Flysh (southern Poland) were evaluated. Ni concentrations (15.6–83.1 µg g−1 dry wt.) in both reservoir sediments were affected mainly by the high background content of Ni in the surrounding watershed. Distrib...
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The study discusses the role of natural and anthropogenic factors influencing dispersal of both inorganic and organic pollutants in the sediments based on findings for different aquatic sub-systems (fluvial, deltaic, lacustrine) joined into one waterway (Huron-Erie Corridor, North America). Bottom current velocity, finest fraction (<0.063 mm), Al,...
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Water, suspended matter and sediment samples from a system heavily impacted by wastewater from numerous small tanneries (the upper Dunajec River, southern Poland) were collected to establish the annual cycle of Cr. To study possible oxidation processes the speciation of Cr and Mn concentrations were also investigated. This study showed that Cr(III...
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The results of the research performed so far make it clear that the water and bottom sediments of Lake Goczalkowickie are contaminated with heavy metals. Since Lake Goczalkowickie constitutes an important part of the water supply system for Upper Silesia and in addition a natural habitat for fish and aquatic wildlife, their contamination has become...
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The spatial distribution of 17 metals in the sediments of the Detroit River was established using metal concentrations from a river-wide survey. The survey (1999) was based on a stratified random sampling design that divided the river into upper, middle, and lower reaches and subsequently into U.S. and Canadian sides of the river. Results based on...
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Investigations into the bioavailability of chromium from river bottom sediments were conducted under laboratory conditions and in situ, using larvae of the species Chironomus riparius. Bottom sediments and water samples were collected within the area of the headwater basin of the river Dunajec, at the reference sites of Kowaniec and Sromowce Wyzne,...
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ehromium is present in freshwater sediments primarily in trivalent er(III) or hexavalent er(VI) form (RICHARD & BouRG 1991). In most sediments, under neutral to basic and anoxic conditions, er(III) is the predominant form (KIMBROUGH et al. 1999, RIFKIN et al. 2004). Because er(III) is not easily mobile and has a limited ability to pass through cell...
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Sediment samples from the Huron-Erie Corridor (Great Lakes, North America) were collected to quantify the relative importance of natural and anthropogenic sources of contamination, and to study the spatial metal distribution patterns of metals as a function of the characteristics of the Corridor sediments. A stratified random sampling design was us...
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Redox and size speciation of chromium in rivers contaminated with tannery wastewater was carried out to provide insight into its transport and removal mechanisms. Total chromium was determined with Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry and Cr (VI) with Catalytic Adsorption Stripping Voltammetry. For the size speciation, particles were retain...
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Water quality data from the upper Dunajec watershed collected by the state monitoring service in the last 25 years (1977-2003) were examined to asses the evolution of water quality indicators and evaluate the limnological status of the recently constructed Czorsztyn reservoir. The characterization of the watershed and its hydrology is followed by t...
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The St. Clair River delta, the largest in the Laurentian Great Lakes system, is located in Lake St. Clair at the mouth of the St. Clair River. It straddles the border between the state of Michigan in the USA and the province of Ontario in Canada. The current study aims at characterizing and explaining the formation and evolution of the distributary...
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In this paper we examine the mineralogy of sediments and the distribution of chromium between particle-size classes, and describe the contaminated sediment distribution in the upper Dunajec River. No relationship between grain-size classes and Cr concentration was found in the contaminated sediments, but chromium concentration increased with decrea...
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The catalytic adsorptive stripping voltammetry (CAdSV) has been applied to physico-chemical chromium speciation study in the upper Dunajec catchment, severely polluted by the tannery wastewater. The method is based on the adsorptive preconcentration of the Cr(III)-diethylenetriammine-N,N,N',N'',N''-pentaacetic acid (DTPA) complex and the utilizatio...
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The cycle and transformations of Cr species originating from tannery wastewater were investigated in the upper Dunajec river catchment (South Poland). Contents of total Cr and Cr(VI) were measured in filtered water using catalytic adsorptive stripping voltammetry (CAdSV). Contents of Cr and Mn in bottom sediments and in suspended matter were determ...
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Environmental fate of chromium rejected from tannery wastewater to the Dunajec River (southern Poland) was investigated using separation with tangential flow filtration followed by measurements with Cathodic Adsorptive Stripping Voltammetry (CAdSV) and ICP-MS. Virtually all Cr(VI) was found in the dissolved fraction (<1 kDa). Thus form was present...
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The cycle and transformations of Cr species originating ftom tannery wastewater were investigated in the upper Dunajec river catchment (South Poland). Contents of total Cr and Cr (VI) were measured in filtered water using catalytic adsorptive stripping voltammetry (CAdSV). Contents of Cr and Mn in bottom sediments and in suspended matter were deter...

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The DNS/SWAT digital allows connecting selected modules depending on research needs, and creating an integral system capable of simulating the current and future changes taking place within the environment. The potential of this tool is constantly being enhanced by implementing, for instance, results of the FORECOM, Climate Impact, MPA projects, and combining them with the sediment fingerprinting approach with other models to describe transport and transformation processes in water bodies.
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Creating a new coherent tool based on a dynamic modelling approach for qualitative and quantitative assessments of agricultural systems, and decision making to determine areas vulnerable to surface water pollution that can be used for any catchment or its part.
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Forecasting changes of sediment quantity and quality in a Carpathian catchment.