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Contribution of Metal Industry Emissions to Dust Aerosol Pollution of the Norilsk Industrial District According to Snow Geochemical Data

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Concentrations and elemental chemical composition of the inorganic part of solid snow impurities were studied on the territory of the Norilsk Industrial District in 2021. Based on the analysis of these data, a list of priority chemical pollutants is compiled (Ni, Cu, Cd, Co, Sn, Pb, B, and Zn). A technique for quantifying the contribution of atmospheric emissions from Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant to aerosol pollution of the territory is suggested. Emissions from this plant predominate in the dust pollution of air at a distance of up to 7 km from the source in the sublatitudinal direction.

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Ermolov, Y.V., Makhatkov, I.D. & Cherevko, A.S. Contribution of Metal Industry Emissions to Dust Aerosol Pollution of the Norilsk Industrial District According to Snow Geochemical Data. Atmos Ocean Opt 36, 306–313 (2023).

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