Monitoring deposition of anthropogenic introduced elements in air. Case study: Copper mine environ

Balabanova, Biljana and Stafilov, Trajče and Sajn, Robert and Baceva, Katerina (2011) Monitoring deposition of anthropogenic introduced elements in air. Case study: Copper mine environ. Anthropogenic effects on the human environment in the neogene basins in the SE Europe-Proceedings.

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The total deposited dust was used as sampling media for monitoring the distribution of heavy metals in an area with intensively exploited copper minerals (Bučim copper mine, R. Macedonia). The content of Cu and Pb was determinate using atomic emission spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-AES). Within the study area, three sampling spots (settlements) were selected: villages Bučim and Topolnica and the town of Radoviš. In the copper mine environ, there are some values above the national maximum permitted value for deposited dust (300 mg m-2 d-1). Larger amounts of dust are deposited in the villages Bučim and Topolnica (annual average values of 489 mg m-2 d-1, and 309 mg m-2 d-1 respectively) with a maximum value (815 mg m-2 d-1) obtained in the Bučim village. Higher contents of Cu and Pb were obtained from deposited dust samples collected from Topolnica village (max. value 1183 mg kg-1 and 184 mg kg-1, respectively). ). In the town of Radoviš deposited dust was not above the maximum permitted amount for deposited dust, but higher content of Cu and Pb contents were found (max. values 1171 mg kg-1 and 189 mg kg-1 respectively).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Total deposited dust, monitoring, heavy metals, copper mine, Republic of Macedonia
Subjects: Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Biljana Balabanova
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 13:41
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 13:41

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