Moss biomonitoring of air pollution with heavy metals in the Bregalnica river basin

Balabanova, Biljana and Stafilov, Trajče and Sajn, Robert and Tănăselia, Claudiu (2014) Moss biomonitoring of air pollution with heavy metals in the Bregalnica river basin. In: First symposium - research in the field of environment and materials, 21-22 Nov 2014, Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts.

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This study was conducted to evaluate the selected elements deposition (Al, Ag, As, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Br, Ca, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Dy, Er, Eu, Fe, Ga, Gd, Ge, Hf, Ho, I, K, La, Li, Lu, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Nd, Ni, P, Pb, Rb, Sb, Sc, Sm, Sn, Sr, Tb, Ti, Tl, Tm, V, W, Y, Yb, Zn and Zr) in the air of the region of Bregalnica River Basin. Moss species Hypnum cupressiforme (Hedw.), Homalothecium lutescens (Hedw.), and Scleropodium purum (Hedw.) Limpr., were used as biomonitors. Mass spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma was used for the element determination. All the data were proceed with application of multivariate statistics. Dominant geochemical associations of the elements were: F1: Al-Be-Co-Fe-Ga-Ge-Li-Mg-Sc-Ti-V-Y-(La-Gd)-(Eu-Lu); F2: Ba-Bi-Cd-Pb-Sb-Zn; F3: As-Cs-Rb-Tl; F4: Ca-Sr-B; F5: Hf-Zr; F6: Cr-Cu-Ni; F7: Br-I, with total variability of 84%. The distribution of the second factor was dominant in areas of Neogene pyroclastite, with significant anthropogenic impact from lead-zinc mines “Sasa” and “Zletovo” in M. Kamenica and Probištip environs. These sub-regions were characterized as potentially polluted areas were Cd, Pb and Zn contents reach their maximum values (2.2, 1400 and 240 mg kg-1, respectively).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Biljana Balabanova
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 10:13
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 10:13

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