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Air Pollution Study in the Republic of Moldova Using Moss Biomonitoring Technique

Overview of attention for article published in Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology, November 2016
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Title
Air Pollution Study in the Republic of Moldova Using Moss Biomonitoring Technique
Published in
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology, November 2016
DOI 10.1007/s00128-016-1989-y
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Inga Zinicovscaia, Constantin Hramco, Octavian G. Duliu, Konstantin Vergel, Otilia A. Culicov, Marina V. Frontasyeva, Gheorghe Duca

Abstract

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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 16 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 4 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 25%
Other 2 13%
Professor 2 13%
Researcher 2 13%
Other 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 5 31%
Unspecified 5 31%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 13%
Physics and Astronomy 2 13%
Chemistry 2 13%
Other 0 0%

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#9,379,727
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#1,639
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#214,685
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#24
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