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Geochemical comparison of metal fluxes in industrial and volcanic environmental

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.04.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Chemistry   

Code Science Field
P305  Natural sciences and mathematics  Environmental chemistry 
Keywords
environmental, geochemistry, metals, flux, soil, ground water, volcanic zone, industrial area
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Researchers (12)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  12031  PhD Samar Al Sayegh Petkovšek  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2004 - 2007  347 
2.  05027  PhD Milena Horvat  Chemistry  Researcher  2004 - 2007  1,887 
3.  14082  PhD Radojko Jaćimović  Physics  Researcher  2004 - 2007  727 
4.  03310  PhD Zvonka Jeran  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2004 - 2007  266 
5.  23560  Barbara Justin  Geology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  339 
6.  15814  PhD Jože Kotnik  Geology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  387 
7.  18112  PhD Boštjan Pokorny  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  889 
8.  08604  PhD Cvetka Ribarič Lasnik  Plant production  Researcher  2004  278 
9.  21954  Vesna Rožič  Chemistry  Researcher  2004 - 2007  184 
10.  13639  Karin Savinek  Biology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  73 
11.  11467  PhD Marta Svetina Veder  Geology  Head  2004 - 2007  204 
12.  18465  PhD Natalija Špeh  Geography  Researcher  2004 - 2007  212 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  90,724 
2.  1007  Eurofins ERICo Slovenija Inštitut za ekološke raziskave d.o.o. (Slovene)  Velenje  5583055000  2,451 
Abstract
Fluxes of trace metals in the extreme environments will be determined. The geochemical cycles in the industrial area in Slovenia (the Šalek Valley) and in active volcanic zone in Italy (Etna) will be compared. The research area in Slovenia is influenced by the human-induced sources and second in Italy is a natural source. In both environments the heavy metal contents are much higher than a normal one and thus can increase a human health risk. In industrial area of the Šalek Valley the increased input of metals is result of mining and coal combustion. In active volcanoes area of Etna the release of metals occur directly from magmatic fluids or indirectly through water-gas-rock interaction that enhances their leaching from volcanic rocks where they are usually abundant. Calculation of metal fluxes will take into account all possible types of sources and sinks for them. The study will focus on the geochemical cycles of the following heavy metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, V and Zn. The data for estimation of geochemical cycles will be collected from the previous researches. Some additional chemical analyses of soil, air, water and plant samples will be done to complete the missing data. The results will contribute to the global estimation of metals fluxes and to a better assessment of their geochemical cycling.
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