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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B42/S19.055

INFLUENCE OF METALLURGICAL INDUSTRIES ON ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION IN THE AREA OF KOSICE (SLOVAKIA)

J. Hanculak, T. Kurbel, L. Findorakova, T. Spaldon, O. Sestinova, E. Fedorova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-16-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 4 ,Vol. 2, 423-430 pp

ABSTRACT
Total atmospheric deposition i.e. both wet and dry ones, was sampled in the urban and suburban area in the vicinity iron and steel works, the largest industrial source of air pollution in Slovakia. The eleven sampling sites have been placed on the roof above the
height of the surrounding buildings at a distance between 1 and 15 kilometres from
main source of pollution. Qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the total
deposition of solid particles, the deposition fluxes of trace elements (Fe, Al, Mn, Zn,
Pb, Cu, Cr, Cd, As), major ions (SO42-, NO3-, Cl-, F-, Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+, NH4
+), their seasonal variations and the enrichment factors of these elements were studied. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of trace elements were determined separately for “water soluble” and “insoluble” phase. The obtained results from the years 2009–2013 are pointed out significant influence of the iron and steel works on the studied parameters of atmospheric deposition.

Keywords: atmospheric deposition, trace elements, ions, emission, metallurgy