Chemistry Journal of Moldova

SOIL POLLUTION LEVEL OF ECOLOGICALLY VULNERABLE AREAS AROUND KAJARAN TOWN AND WAYS OF THEIR IMPROVEMENT

Author(s):

Karen Ghazaryan, Hasmik Movsesyan, Naira Ghazaryan, Gor Gevorgyan, Karlen Grigoryan


Field: Ecological chemistry
Type: Research paper
Issue: 2014 Volume 9, no.2
Pages: 52-57
Keywords:

mining, heavy metals, soil pollution, soil improvement


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DOI:
dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2014.09(2).07

Graphical Abstract: 
Kajaran town is situated in the south-east of the Republic of Armenia in Syunik Marz. Developed mining and smelting industries can be observed in this area. Six the most risky sites in this area and an unpolluted site as a control were selected for the study. The content of metals was determined by means of ELAN 9000 ICP-MS System. Study results revealed the increase up to 17 times in contents of following metals: Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cr, Sr, Mo, Cd, Pb, As. Experiments have led us to the assumption that pollution of soils with heavy metals in the studied territory is conditioned by human activities, particularly by mining and smelting industry.

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