Murtezan Aliriza Ismaili

Murtezan Aliriza Ismaili
South East European University | SEEU · Institut of Environment and Health

Doctor of Biochemistry and Environment

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Currently working on FP7 project about urban health...
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Our purpose was to monitor the environmental pollution with heavy metals, such as Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd, and their accumulation in Roman snail (Helix pomatia L.) and the possibility of Roman using snail as a bioindicator of heavy metal pollution. For analyses, we were taken 22specimens of roman snail in the Mitrovica town (area with the heavy metal pol...
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The toxic metals biomonitoring of the environment around the metallurgical complex of "Trepça" in Mitrovica, Kosovo were realised. Our investigation has taken place in Mitrovica (area with heavy metal pollution) and Vernica; Vushtrri (control group), 25 km far from the contaminated area. For this purpose, we have analyzed 22 samples of Roman snails...
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Effect of lead on Roman snail (Helix pomatia) hepatopancreas in Mitrovica - Kosovo
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The tendency for higher economic development with the aim of increasing the citizens’ standard of living has led many natural resources in Kosovo to be overused and degraded. This environmental degradation is nowadays presented in the form of air, water and soil pollution. To cope with environmental problems in a society, its citizens, especially t...
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Understanding attitudes towards the environment is important because they often determine behaviour that either increases or decreases environmental quality. In this article we investigate the environmental worldview of the young people from Kosovo. The New Revised Environmental Paradigm Scale or New Ecological Paradigm Scale, known as NEP Scale (D...
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Macrophytes represent one part of the biological quality elements defined by the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) as ‘macrophytes and phytobenthos’. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of ecological status classification by the use of macrophytes for lowland rivers with different habitat conditions, corresponding to EWFD req...
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Benthic macroinvertebrates are used to evaluate water quality in 8 sampling stations in Lepenci river basin in Kosovo. Sampling was performed in spring, summer and fall 2017. Following biotic indices are used: EPT taxa richness, Biological Monitoring Working Party (BMWP), Average Score per Taxon (ASPT), Stroud Water Research Center index (SWRC), Fa...
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Abstract Understanding environmental attitudes is important because they often determine behavior that either increases or decreases environmental quality. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the level of environmental attitudes of the students from the Republic of North Macedonia. New Ecological Paradigm Scale, known as NEP Scale (Du...
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During our study for assessment of ecological status of the Lepenci river basin, we used epilithic diatoms. Via this methodology, we also aimed to standardize the ecological assessment methodology and gradually make it applicable for all river basins of Kosovo. We relied on a hypothesis that epilithic diatom communities can serve as a reliable ecol...
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Macrophytes represent one part of the biological quality element defined by the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) as ‘macrophytes and phytobenthos’. The aim of the study was to estimate the reliability of ecological status classsification with the use of macrophytes for lowland rivers with different habitat conditions, corresponding to the r...
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The aim of this study is to analyze sensitivity of macroinvertebrate groups in different pollution sources in water bodies in order to evaluate the water quality of the rivers in Kosovo. Up to recently, the saprobity indices were the most used for this purpose. In this research different indices based on macroinvertebrate groups presented in the wa...
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This investigation was carried out between January 2017 and December 2017 in the Morava e Binçës River in order to determine the water quality of the river. Macrozoobenthos specimens were collected once a month with a Surber net of 30 x 20 cm (600 cm2) diameter, in 10 selected stations of the Morava e Binçës River. The collected material was fixed...
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The atmosphere is a dynamic natural gas system that is essential to life on planet Earth. Air pollution is an environmental and social problem, as it leads to a number of harmful effects on human health, ecosystems, the environment and the climate. Air pollution constitutes the greatest environmental health risk in the city of Pristina. Air polluta...
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Trihalomethanes (THM) as the main by-products of disinfection are formed when chlorine acts with organic matter contained in drinking water. THMs at high concentrations are very harmful and may be cancerogenic to the liver, pancreas, nervous system, developing organs, while in women they may cause abortion. Therefore, THMs have long disturbed the s...
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The quality of surface waters is being impacted by the anthropogenic and natural pollution, thus limiting the usage of this water for drinking, industry, agriculture, recreation and other purposes. The water quality indices are intended to provide a single value for the water quality of a source or a stream that reduces the large amount of paramete...
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Abstract Water represents an essential element for life and living things on earth. Aquatic ecosystems play a decisive role in socio-economic development in urban and rural areas. In recent decades there have been concern at the global level with regard to the deterioration of aquatic ecosystems due to the pollution, which is a product of mainly...
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Trihalomethanes (THM) as the main by-products of disinfection are formed when chlorine acts with organic matter contained in drinking water. THMs at high concentrations are very harmful and may be cancerogenic to the liver, pancreas, nervous system, developing organs, while in women they may cause abortion. Therefore, THMs have long disturbed the s...
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Introduction: Water is a crucial natural resource, a basic human need and a precious natural asset. Environmental pollution and especially the contamination of freshwater ecosystems is one of the current challenges in the Balkan Peninsula. The increased urbanization, industrialization, the modernization of agriculture and the increase in traffic co...
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The pollution of rivers is an important issue because the utilization of polluted water has a direct effect on the health of people and other living beings, economy, etc. Sediments represent a very suitable indicator for monitoring and detecting pollution sources of river waters. The aim of this study is to analyze the contents of selected metals i...
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Surface waters in the Lepenc river basin have been under the influence of a large number of contamination factors of anthropogenic nature over the last two decades. Contaminations from the soil surface easily reach surface waters, modifying water quality. Today there are many methods that are used to classify surface water quality. This paper aims...
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We used physicochemical and biological parameters to evaluate the water quality in river Nerodime in Kosovo. The research was conducted in spring 2017, in three stations along the river (upstream, middle and downstream). River Nerodime is the biggest tributary of the River Lepenci Basin that flows in South Eastern part of Kosovo. During its flow, N...
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The discharge of polluted waters from industry, agricultural flows and municipal waste waters in rivers causes the change of natural conditions of the rivers. River Lepenci basin flows in South East part of Kosovo, it discharges in river Vardar in Macedonia that belongs to Aegean Sea basin. During its flow, the river Lepenci basin covers the munici...
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The municipality of Hani Elezit is located in the southern part of Kosovo, with an area of 82.9 km 2. This municipality was founded after the end of the recent war and full decentralization in Kosovo. The municipality of Hani Elezit is known as a country of industrial production and has all the preconditions for air pollution. As the main cause of...
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The discharge of polluted waters from industry, agricultural flows and municipal waste waters in rivers causes the change of natural conditions of the rivers. River Lepenci basin flows in South East part of Kosovo, it discharges in river Vardar in Macedonia that belongs to Aegean Sea basin. During its flow, the river Lepenci basin covers the munici...
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The caddisfliy fauna of Macedonia is still insufficiently known. We collected adult caddisfly specimens with entomological net and ultraviolet light trap during June 2017 in a spring area of streamlet in Brodec village in Macedonia (before, in and above the village) which belongs to the Karadak Mountains. During this investigation we found 17 speci...
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The rivers in Kosovo are under continuous pressure from various stressor factors affecting their quality.With the aim of evaluating these effects, a biological monitoring of the river Lepenci based on the macroinvertebrate fauna is conducted in spring season. The river Lepenci basin with a 650km2 surface lies in the southeastern part of the country...
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River Nerodime is the biggest tributary of the river Lepenci basin. The discharge of untreated municipal wastewaters from the city of Ferizaj in its middle and down flow makes this river one of the most polluted in Kosovo. In this paper are presented the results of a study of physicochemical and biological parameters, macro-invertebrates, in three...
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The quality of drinking water becomes even more important as water borne diseases spread through water. For this purpose, we assess the quality of drinking water in the city of Kumanova with some physical-chemical parameters, which have a significant role in determining the potability of drinking water. The obtained results were compared with Maced...
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Insects of the order Lepidoptera are among the most explored in Europe. This order is presented with a rich variety, especially in the Balkan Peninsula, which includes also the state of Kosovo. In this paper the results of the research of Nymphalidae family in the region of Llapusha in Kosovo, specifically in the southern part of the mountain range...
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In this paper we present the results of the investigation of the environmental worldview of the young people from Kosovo, using the New Ecological Paradigm-15-item NEP scale. The scale was administered to 300 students at age 17-19 (upper secondary level) in a secondary school in the city of Malisheva. The Mean Total Pro –NEP score of 63.32% indicat...
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The sensitivity of macro invertebrates to changes in environmental quality made them an integral part of any bio-monitoring program. In our research macro invertebrates were used to evaluate the anthropogenic pollution in the river Mirusha. The samples were collected during January to April 2015 in three locations along the river.Based on the value...
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Insects of the order Lepidoptera are among the most explored in Europe. This order is presented with a rich variety, especially in the Balkan Peninsula, which includes also the state of Kosovo. In this paper the results of the research of Nymphalidae family in the region of Llapusha in Kosovo, specifically in the southern part of the mountain range...
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Environmental pollution occupies an important place of surface water pollution. The use of contaminated water directly affects human health and causes long-term consequences. The most common pollutant in rivers are heavy metals such as Zn, Cu, Pb and Cd. They contribute significantly to the pollution of the aquatic environment as they are not biode...
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The city of Kumanova and some villages of Likova municipality supplied with drinking water from surface water of Likova accumulation, which was previously treated at the plant. In the treatment of drinking water disinfection is the final stage, which is made with chlorine or chlorine preparations. During this process, natural organic matter (MON) r...
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The industry development of different economic operators is one of the main causes of pollution,which day-by-day is becoming an alarming issue. Despite operating, the economic operators are nonconforming to different European standards, and they are the main pollutants of essential elements oflife such as air, water and soil. Since air pollutants a...
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Kosovo has a rich and diverse fauna of butterflies which, recently, is arising a huge interest of biodiversity researchers. In this paper, the results of the research of butterflies of the Lyecaenidae family, conducted in the mountains of Ceri, Stermica and Kryeguri, in the central part of Kosovo, are presented. In total twenty-five species of Lyca...
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During the treatment process of drinking water, chlorine reacts with the organic matter present in water and forms various disinfection by-products (DBPs) such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). The high content of THMs in the drinking water may be cancerogenic for humans and this has resulted in significant scientific and publi...
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During the treatment process of drinking water, chlorine reacts with the organic matter present in water and forms various disinfection by-products (DBPs) such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). The high content of THMs in the drinking water may be cancerogenic for humans and this has resulted in significant scientific and publi...
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During the treatment process of drinking water, chlorine reacts with the organic matter present in water and forms various disinfection by-products (DBPs) such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). The high content of THMs in the drinking water may be cancerogenic for humans and this has resulted in significant scientific and publi...
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During the treatment process of drinking water, chlorine reacts with the organic matter present in water and forms various disinfection by-products (DBPs) such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). The high content of THMs in the drinking water may be cancerogenic for humans and this has resulted in significant scientific and publi...
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Rivers are one of the most important components of the environment and play a crucial role in the development of the respective regions. They are getting more and more polluted because of the rapid urbanization, industrialization and other developmental activities. The pollution of rivers is a very serious issue because the usage of polluted water...
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ABSTRACT: Acoustic pollution in Kaçanik municipality is mostly concentrated in the first (I-st) urban zone. Although there are many factors that cause the noise, the main causes of the noise pollution in the municipality of Kaçanik are: regional roads, rail roads, air and social activities (nightclubs, discotheques, cafeterias, bars, restaurants),...
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ABSTRACT: Although Kosovo is a very small country with an area of approximately 10,887 km², the pollution in a country level is very low, but the main pollution problems are in urban areas which are highly contaminated. The main source of this pollution is: industries, Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) power stations – road transport, central heating...
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Kosovo has a rich and diverse fauna of butterflies which, recently, is arising a huge interest of biodiversity researchers. In this paper, the results of the research of butterflies of the family Lycaenidae, conducted in the mountains of Ceri, Stermica and Kryeguri, in the central part of Kosovo, are presented. Butterflies were collected in the per...
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Water is the most essential product that is consumed by humans, which must be prevented from deterioration in quality. The quality of drinking water becomes even more important as water borne diseases spread through water. For this purpose, we assess the quality of drinking water in the city of Kumanova with some physico-chemical parameters, which...
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Trihalomethanes (THMs) as the main disinfection by-products (DBPs) during the last four decades have concerned the public and scientific opinion for the possible carcinogenic effect on human health. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the disinfection of drinking water, types of DBPs and the formation of THMs. The formation of THMs during t...
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Trihalomethanes (THM), being the main byproducts of the water disinfection process, have been a great concern for over three decades for the scientific and wider community for their carcinogenic properties. The aim of this paper is to determine the presence of trihalomethanes (THM) in the drinking water of the city of Kumanova in the spring season...
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In this study we are presenting some results of sanitary estimation, to mark the healthy aspects of drinking water from water supply systems in some villages of Mountain Sharr of Tetovo, city of Tetovo and compare physic-chemical parameters with waters of Shkumbin (Pena) River . We have had the aim to evaluate the quality of drinking water and the...
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The objective of this research is to determine the basic didactic preconditions for environmental education in secondary schools in the Republic of Macedonia. This was done on the basis of subjective assessment of 972 students from 19 high schools in the Republic of Macedonia. “Knowledge of the environmental education's goals” (78.92%) and “student...