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Title: Studies on the content of heavy metals in Aries River using ICP-MS

Among the industrial branches, the mining industry has always been an important source of environmental pollution, both aesthetically and chemically. Through this paper results of ICP-MS characterization of Aries River Basin are reported. Mining activities from this area has resulted in contamination of environment and its surrounding biota. This is clearly evidenced in analyzed water samples, especially from Baia de Aries site where increased amount of trace elements as Cr, Zn, As, Se, Cd, Pb and U were founded. Also in this site greater amount of rare earth elements was evidenced also. Through monitoring of Aries River from other non-mining area it was observed that the quantitative content of heavy metals was below the maximum permissible levels which made us to conclude that the water table wasn't seriously affected (which possibly might be attributed to the cessation of mining activities in this area from a few years ago)
Authors:
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  1. National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath Str., 400293 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22257196
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1565; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: PIM 2013: International conference on processes in isotopes and molecules, Cluj Napoca (Romania), 25-27 Sep 2013; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CONTAMINATION; ENVIRONMENT; HEAVY METALS; ICP MASS SPECTROSCOPY; MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE LEVEL; MINERAL INDUSTRY; MONITORING; POLLUTION; RARE EARTHS; RIVERS; TRACE AMOUNTS; WATER TABLES