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dc.creatorUrošević-Aničić, Mira
dc.creatorVuković, Gordana P.
dc.creatorVasić, Predrag S.
dc.creatorJakšić, Tatjana R.
dc.creatorNikolić, Dragica
dc.creatorŠkrivanj, Sandra B.
dc.creatorPopović, Aleksandar R.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-22T00:44:52Z
dc.date.available2018-11-22T00:44:52Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1470-160X
dc.identifier.urihttp://cherry.chem.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/2191
dc.description.abstractPollutants, once emitted into the atmosphere, are deposited on the Earth's surface where they further accumulate in both biota and soil. It is therefore a challenge to assess pollutant distributions in different media, and define the various scaling factors to correctly assess each pollutant's environmental implications. In this study, the concentration of potentially toxic elements and their environmental implications were estimated for moss Hypnum cupressiforme Hedw. and the collocated topsoil (0-5 cm) samples, collected from 21 sites across the Province of Kosovo and Metohija (Serbia) during June 2016. The concentrations of Al, As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, U, V, and Zn were determined by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Median Ba, Cd, Cr, Co, Ni, V and maximum As, Cu, Pb, and Zn concentrations in topsoil samples from the study area were higher than prescribed limits in the national and international regulations. Furthermore, we applied and discussed different metrics to assess the pollution level (enrichment factors [EFs], geo-accumulation [I-geo] and pollution load index [PLI]). Different pollution scaling indicates moderate to severe environmental implications (2 lt PLI lt 5; 1 lt I-geo lt 7, 1 lt EFs lt 275) of the potentially toxic elements in the study area. The sampling sites in the northern part of the study area, well-known for their mineral resources, are particularly affected by toxic element pollution, which is likely a consequence of both the exploitation and waste disposal taking place there. More specifically, a comparison of element EFs calculated according to the Earth's crust values with those considering the topsoil background values, points toward a strong influence of (resuspended) soil component in the element enrichment of all environmental samples (i.e., in both the moss an collocated topsoil). However, the EFs of Pb, Cu, Zn, and U in the moss samples were notably higher than those calculated for the collocated topsoil, which could be an indication of a non-local pollution. Finally, both the collocated measurements and multiscale pollution assessment, performed simultaneously, testify to the strong geochemical 'signature' of the studied area.en
dc.publisherElsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)/43007/RS//
dc.relationJoint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russian Federation
dc.relationscientific cooperation of Institute of Physics Belgrade
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourceEcological Indicators
dc.subjectAir pollutionen
dc.subjectGeochemical backgrounden
dc.subjectPassive biomonitoringen
dc.subjectEFen
dc.subjectI-geoen
dc.subjectPLIen
dc.titleEnvironmental implication indices from elemental characterisations of collocated topsoil and moss samplesen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractЈаксиц, Татјана; Васиц, Предраг; Скривањ, Сандра; Поповић, Aлександар; Вуковиц, Гордана; Уросевиц, Мира Aнициц; Николиц, Драгица;
dc.citation.volume90
dc.citation.spage529
dc.citation.epage539
dc.identifier.wos000440266100053
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.03.048
dc.citation.other90: 529-539
dc.citation.rankM21
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85044472257
dc.identifier.rcubKon_3522


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