Environmental Impact of Trace Element Emissions from Geothermal Power Plants

  title={Environmental Impact of Trace Element Emissions from Geothermal Power Plants},
  author={R. Bargagli and D. Cateni and Luca Nelli and Silvia Olmastroni and B. Zagarese},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
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