Toxic trace elements in solid airborne particles and ecological risk assessment in the vicinity of local boiler house plants

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Abstract

The article deals with assessment of anthropogenic pollution in vicinity of local boilers using the data on microelement composition of solid airborne particles deposited in snow. The anthropogenic feature of elevated accumulation levels of solid airborne particles deposited in snow in the vicinity of coal-fired boiler house is revealed in elevated concentrations (3-25 higher than background) of Cd, Sb, Mo, Pb, Sr, Ba, Ni, Mo, Zn and Co. In the vicinity oil-fired boiler house the specific elements as parts of solid airborne particles deposited in snow are V, Ni and Sb, as their content exceeds the background from 3 to 8 times. It is determined that the maximum shares in non-carcinogenic human health risk from chronic inhalation of trace elements to the human body in the vicinity of coal-fired boiler house belong to Al, Mn, Cu, Ba, Co, Pb, whereas in the vicinity of oil-fired boiler house - Al, Mn, Cu, Ni, V.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Subtitle of host publicationAtmospheric Physics
EditorsGennadii G. Matvienko, Oleg A. Romanovskii
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510614130
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics - Irkutsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 Jul 20177 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10466
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

Conference23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
CountryRussian Federation
CityIrkutsk
Period3.7.177.7.17

Keywords

  • Boiler-house plant
  • Environment risk assessment
  • Snow cover
  • Solid airborne particles
  • Trace elements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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