Researchers from the WasserCluster Lunz and the University of Vienna have investigated which organic substances are introduced to the Traisen River in Austria by the approximate 100.000 visitors of the FM4-Frequency Festival every year and how these substances influence river metabolism. The study now published in the scientific journal "Environmental Science & Technology", shows for the first time the possible consequences of intense recreational use of running waters on the river carbon cycle.

Link to article (Open Access).

 

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