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Concentrations of (137)Cs and (40)K radionuclides and some heavy metals in soil samples from the eastern part of the Main Ridge of the Flysch Carpathians.

Kubica B, Szarlowicz K, Stobinski M, Skiba S, Reczynski W, Gołas J - J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2014)

Bottom Line: This might indicate though a high competitiveness of these elements between each other.Moreover, a good correlation between the concentrations of artificial element (137)Cs and Pb has been also observed in soil samples collected from the Beskid Niski Mts.In most cases, the level of artificial (137)Cs was lower comparing to an average (137)Cs concentration established for soils in Poland.

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Affiliation: Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland.

ABSTRACT

The aim of the study is to present the results of determination of radioactivity of artificial (137)Cs and natural (40)K and certain heavy metals in soil samples collected from the eastern part of the Main Ridge of Carpathians, including the Beskid Niski Mts and the Bieszczady Mts. The evaluation of level of radionuclides was based on the bulk density analysis of the soil. A valuable finding of the study was a good linear correlation between the level of (137)Cs concentration and bulk density of the soil as well as an inverse correlation between radioactivity of natural (40)K and tested soil density. This might indicate though a high competitiveness of these elements between each other. Moreover, a good correlation between the concentrations of artificial element (137)Cs and Pb has been also observed in soil samples collected from the Beskid Niski Mts. In most cases, the level of artificial (137)Cs was lower comparing to an average (137)Cs concentration established for soils in Poland.

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Spatial distribution of the level of anthropogenic (a) and natural (b) elements in the soils samples collected from 11 different localizations in the Beskid Niski Mts
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Fig6: Spatial distribution of the level of anthropogenic (a) and natural (b) elements in the soils samples collected from 11 different localizations in the Beskid Niski Mts

Mentions: The results of quantitative analysis of the selected metals (Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb) is presented in Table 2; Fig. 6a, b. The given values are the mean of 4 repetitions of the element concentration measurements. Copper concentrations were in the range from 3.77 to 14.31 [μg/g], zinc in the range 17.50 to 41.63 [μg/g]. The level of elements considered as toxic—Cd and Pb were in the ranges 0.18–1.10 [μg/g] and 27.27–216.10 [μg/g], respectively. Pb concentration in the soils collected from three locations (sampling point no 4,8 and 9) was substantially higher comparing to all others (see Table 2; Fig. 6a), probably due to higher amount of precipitation observed in these sampling areas.Fig. 6


Concentrations of (137)Cs and (40)K radionuclides and some heavy metals in soil samples from the eastern part of the Main Ridge of the Flysch Carpathians.

Kubica B, Szarlowicz K, Stobinski M, Skiba S, Reczynski W, Gołas J - J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2014)

Spatial distribution of the level of anthropogenic (a) and natural (b) elements in the soils samples collected from 11 different localizations in the Beskid Niski Mts
© Copyright Policy - OpenAccess
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig6: Spatial distribution of the level of anthropogenic (a) and natural (b) elements in the soils samples collected from 11 different localizations in the Beskid Niski Mts
Mentions: The results of quantitative analysis of the selected metals (Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb) is presented in Table 2; Fig. 6a, b. The given values are the mean of 4 repetitions of the element concentration measurements. Copper concentrations were in the range from 3.77 to 14.31 [μg/g], zinc in the range 17.50 to 41.63 [μg/g]. The level of elements considered as toxic—Cd and Pb were in the ranges 0.18–1.10 [μg/g] and 27.27–216.10 [μg/g], respectively. Pb concentration in the soils collected from three locations (sampling point no 4,8 and 9) was substantially higher comparing to all others (see Table 2; Fig. 6a), probably due to higher amount of precipitation observed in these sampling areas.Fig. 6

Bottom Line: This might indicate though a high competitiveness of these elements between each other.Moreover, a good correlation between the concentrations of artificial element (137)Cs and Pb has been also observed in soil samples collected from the Beskid Niski Mts.In most cases, the level of artificial (137)Cs was lower comparing to an average (137)Cs concentration established for soils in Poland.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland.

ABSTRACT

The aim of the study is to present the results of determination of radioactivity of artificial (137)Cs and natural (40)K and certain heavy metals in soil samples collected from the eastern part of the Main Ridge of Carpathians, including the Beskid Niski Mts and the Bieszczady Mts. The evaluation of level of radionuclides was based on the bulk density analysis of the soil. A valuable finding of the study was a good linear correlation between the level of (137)Cs concentration and bulk density of the soil as well as an inverse correlation between radioactivity of natural (40)K and tested soil density. This might indicate though a high competitiveness of these elements between each other. Moreover, a good correlation between the concentrations of artificial element (137)Cs and Pb has been also observed in soil samples collected from the Beskid Niski Mts. In most cases, the level of artificial (137)Cs was lower comparing to an average (137)Cs concentration established for soils in Poland.

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