Biomonitoring atmospheric pollution with heavy metals in the copper mine vicinity located near Radoviš, Republic of Macedonia

Balabanova, Biljana and Stafilov, Trajče and Baceva, Katerina and Sajn, Robert (2010) Biomonitoring atmospheric pollution with heavy metals in the copper mine vicinity located near Radoviš, Republic of Macedonia. In: XXI Congress of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia, 23-26 Sept 2010, Ohrid, R. Macedonia.

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Abstract

Atmospheric pollution with heavy metals due to copper mine activities was studied using Hyloconium splendens and Pleurozium sclzrebery moss samples. Sixteen elements (AI, As, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, Sr, and Zn) were analysed in the moss samples by the application of flame and electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS and ETAAS) and atomic emission spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-AES). The obtained results for content of the elements in moss samples were statistically processed using nonparametric and parametric analysis. The median value for copper obtained from moss samples (10 mg kg-1) was much lower compared with the same values for whole territory of the Republic of Macedonia (22 mg kg-1). However, the content of copper in moss samples collected in close vicinity of mine show much higher content (91 mg kg-1) which is 5 times greater than the content of Cu in moss samples collected from the whole territory of Macedonia. Based on the factor analysis, a characteristic anthropogenic group of elements is singled out: As, Cd, Cu, Fe, Pb, and Zn. For this group of elements, area deposition maps were made and correlation of these anthropogenic born elements was confirmed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
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: 01 Dec 2014 13:50
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 13:50
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/11488

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