Heavy metals in sediments along the river Zletovska in Eastern Macedonia

Spasovski, Orce and Mirakovski, Dejan and Ristova, Emilija (2012) Heavy metals in sediments along the river Zletovska in Eastern Macedonia. In: XIV YuCorr International Conference, 17-20 April, Tara.

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Soils according to the chemical composition and physic-chemical processes occurring in them
represent the most complex systems in heterogeneous lithosphere. Both, soils and along the river sediments
are subject to different research objectives, which analysis can come to the important information about the
pollution of waters and soils with heavy metals, and thereby identify the effects on human health. In this
paper the results of pollution by heavy metals in the sediments from the river Zletovska and its surroundings
are presented. An attempt to identify the actual condition in the test area is made and the presence of the
heavy metals in the sediments of the mentioned river and its tributaries to be determined. Analysis of
samples was conducted as part of a series of samples of the instrument Atomic Emission Spectroscopy with
inductive coupled plasma (AES-ICP). Past experiences of contamination of areas such as the area of interest
indicate that the next group of elements should be taken into consideration: Mn, Fe, Al, Pb, Zn, As, Cd, Cu,
Ni, Co, Ag, Cr, Ti, as well as some elements that present higher concentrations of maximum permitted
amounts. In our case, the great influence on the activities of the contamination have Zletovo mines and some
tailing ponds, which are a by - product of several decades of activity of the eponymous mines.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Marija Hadzi-Nikolova
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 10:29
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 17:24
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/2075

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