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Title: Active Moss Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Trace Element Deposition in Belgrade Urban Area using ENAA and AAS

Active biomonitoring of air quality in Belgrade, Serbia, was performed using the moss Sphagnum girgensohnii. Moss bags were exposed in parallel with and without irrigation respectively for four consecutive 3-month periods at three urban sites. Twenty-nine elements were determined in the exposed moss samples by ENAA and three (Cu, Cd, and Pb) by AAS. The relative accumulation factor (RAF) was greater than 1 for the majority of elements. Elements such as Cl, K, Rb and Cs, however, leached from the moss tissue during the exposure time. For all exposure periods, higher uptake in the irrigated moss bags was evident for Al, Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn, Sr, Pb, and Cd.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Physics, Pregrevica 118, 11080 Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro)
  2. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Joliot Curie 6, 141980 Dubna (Russian Federation)
  3. Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim (Norway)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21039394
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 958; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 4. International summer school on nuclear physics methods and accelerators in biology and medicine, Prague (Czech Republic), 8-19 Jul 2007; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2825787; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; AIR POLLUTION; AIR QUALITY; ALUMINIUM; BUILDUP; CADMIUM; CESIUM; CHROMIUM; COPPER; DEPOSITION; LEAD; MULTI-ELEMENT ANALYSIS; NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; RUBIDIUM; SERBIA; TRACE AMOUNTS; UPTAKE; URBAN AREAS