Chemistry Journal of Moldova

VARIATIONS OF PHOSPHORUS, SULPHUR AND NITROGEN CONTENT IN LICHENS IN THE FORMER MANUFACTURING AREAS

Author(s):

Vitālijs Lazarenko, Zenta Balcerbule, Vita Rudoviča, Arturs Vīksna


Field: Ecological chemistry
Type: Research paper
Issue: 2020 Volume 15, no.2
Pages: 38-44
Keywords:

phosphorus, nitrogen, sulphur, lichen, soil.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2020.751

Abstract (PDF)
Graphical Abstract: The aim of this research work was to evaluate the pollution level of phosphorus, sulphur and nitrogen in the former manufacturing areas (the former Kuprava drainage pipe factory and landfill site) and compare it with the Sita forest area levels using lichens as bioindicators. Additionally, the correlation between the content of these elements in lichens and soil was examined. The research results show that in the former drainage pipe factory area and landfill site, the levels of phosphorus, sulphur and nitrogen content were elevated in comparison with Sita forest. In the case of phosphorus and nitrogen contents, a positive correlation was observed between soil and lichen samples. 


 

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