Contemporary Materials III−1 (2012)

Contemporary Materials, III−1 (2012)          Page 123 of 130

UDK 502.36+504.45:[626.8


J. Munćan1,*, G. Janjić1

1 Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade Kraljice Marije 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia


Citizens of the town of Zrenjanin Serbia have been exposed, to high levels of arsenic in drinking water for а long time. By looking at the structure of categories of leading causes of death, and registered diseases in adults and children, it is evident that among them there are those associated with the exposure to arsenic.

In our previous studies we reported the effects of Zrenjanin tap water on tissues and organism on the whole, using the method of opto-magnetic spectroscopy. Here, we report our first results of Zrenjanin tap water analysis in comparison with other drinking waters that satisfy WHO recommendations, by using NIR spectroscopy and a new conceptual approach to studying aqueous systems - аquaphotomics.

Keywords: carcinogen, arsenic, water, near infrared spectroscopy, aquaphotomics.

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