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ZINICOVSCAIA, Inga; HRAMCO, Constantin; DULIU, Octavian-Gheorghe; VERGEL, Konstantin; CULICOV, Otilia Ana; FRONTASYEVA, Marina; DUCA, Gheorghe. Air Pollution Study in the Republic of Moldova Using Moss Biomonitoring Technique. In: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 2017, nr. 2(98), pp. 262-269. ISSN 0007-4861.
|Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology|
|Numărul 2(98) / 2017 / ISSN 0007-4861|
Moss biomonitoring using the species Hypnum cupressiforme (Hedw.) and Pleurocarpous sp was applied to study air pollution in the Republic of Moldova. A total of 41 elements (Na, Mg, Al, Cl, K, Ca, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Br, Rb, Sr, Zr, Cd, Sb, Cs, Ba, La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Tm, Yb, Hf, Ta, W, Pb, Th, and U) were determined by instrumental epithermal neutron activation analysis and atomic absorption spectrometry. Principal component analysis was used to identify and characterize different pollution sources. Geographical distribution maps were prepared to point out the regions most affected by air pollution and relate this to potential sources of contamination. Median values of the elements studied were compared with data from the European moss biomonitoring program. The cities of Chisinau and Balti were determined to experience particular environmental stress.
atomic absorption spectrometry, Contamination factor, neutron activation analysis,