ECONOMIC AND NATURAL EFFECTS OF NITRATE POLLUTION OF AGRICULTURAL ORIGIN, IN PARTICULAR THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT
R. Matos, J. Gál, B. Zsótér, C. Timofte
The whole area of Hungary is the gathering ground of our principal rivers (Duna, Tisza) and some bigger lakes, like Balaton, Fertő lake and Velencei lake. The water isn’t only staff of life; it is one of the most sensitive biotope of world. We suppose to protect our aquatic environment from environmental pollution as such nitrate pollution or eutrophication. Trough agricultural production the nutrient rate increases in water. The weeds begin to pullulate, they are taking up more oxygen from the water, they are necrosis, the depth of warp increases faster so the eutrophication drowns on, and the nitrate rate of rivers increases.
Keywords: environmental economics, water treatment, nitrate, Balaton lake, Fertő lake