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Resonance neutrons for determination of elemental content of moss, lichen and pine needles in atmospheric deposition monitoring

  • V. M. Nazarov
  • M. V. Frontasyeva
  • V. F. Peresedov
  • V. P. Chinaeva
  • T. M. Ostrovnaya
  • S. F. Gundorina
  • V. V. Nikonov
Application of Radioanalytical Techniques to Environmental Studies

Abstract

Experience in the use of epithermal neutron activation analysis (ENAA) in the monitoring of atmospheric deposition by means of moss, lichens and pine needles is summarized. It is shown that 45 elements (Mg, K, Ca, Al, Cl, Sc, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni (using (n,p)-reaction), Zn, Cu, As, Se, Br, Rb, Sr, Zr, Mo, Ag, Sn, Sb, I, Cs, Ba, La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Tm, Yb, Lu, Hf, Ta, W, Au, Th and U, as well as Ir and Re in pine needles in the presence of anthropogenic pollution by the nickel mining plant) are reliably determined. Examples of the use of lichens, moss and pine needles as biomonitors of atmospheric deposition in Franz Josef Land the Kola peninsula and in the Tver region are given.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Nickel Inorganic Chemistry Activation Analysis Neutron Activation 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Nazarov
    • 1
  • M. V. Frontasyeva
    • 1
  • V. F. Peresedov
    • 1
  • V. P. Chinaeva
    • 1
  • T. M. Ostrovnaya
    • 1
  • S. F. Gundorina
    • 1
  • V. V. Nikonov
    • 2
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  2. 2.Kola Scientific CentreInstitute of Industrial North Ecology ProblemsApatityRussia

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