Water Air & Soil Pollution

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 15–20 | Cite as

Mercury in plants, soil and atmosphere near a chlor-alkali complex

  • B. E. Maserti
  • R. Ferrara


Data of atmospheric Hg concentrations measured near the chlor-alkali complex of Rosignano Solvay (Livorno, Italy) show that the impact of the industry on the terrestrial environment is restricted to a close area around; background values (3 to 5 ng m−3) are reached within a radius of 4 to 5 km. Hg levels in plants (Poa sp. Pinus nigra and Solidago sp.) and in soil show the highest values in the sampling stations near the electrolytic cells.


Particulate Suspended Matter Electrolytic Cell Close Area Settling Tank Emission Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Maserti
    • 1
  • R. Ferrara
    • 1
  1. 1.C.N.R. - Istituto di BiofisicaPisaItaly

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