Concentration of heavy metals in the environment around Zletovo mines

Spasovski, Orce and Mitev, Trajce and Sovreski, Zlatko (2011) Concentration of heavy metals in the environment around Zletovo mines. Procceding of the XI-th national conference with international participation of the open and underwater mining of minerals. pp. 417-421.


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In the paper will be show the results from the geochemical recearch on samples taken from the running waters of Kiselica River, Kalnishtanska River, Koritnica River and Zletovska river. Exploitation and flotation of lead-zinc ore is sent with the creation of large amounts of waste of the rock. Waste water contain metals / contaminants such as Pb, Zn, Cd, Cu, Mn, As and others, depending on the nature of the ore. By examining the diagrams related to the concentration of heavy metals in the water and sediments of rivers Kiselica, Koritnica Zletovska we can conclude that the present mining activities related to mining for lead and zinc Zletovo causes contamination in the environment with heavy and toxic metals. Contamination does not stop with the stopping of function of the mine, but lag contaminants released into the environment, and change its chemical form so that can change the location of its concentration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pollution, heavy metals, contaminants, Zletovo mines, Pb-Zn ores, environmental, waste water
Subjects: Natural sciences > Other natural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Orce Spasovski
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 14:39
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 09:25

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