Releases of phosphate fertilizer industry in the surrounding environment: investigation on heavy metals and polonium-210 in soil.

@article{Aoun2010ReleasesOP,
  title={Releases of phosphate fertilizer industry in the surrounding environment: investigation on heavy metals and polonium-210 in soil.},
  author={Maria Aoun and Antoine G El Samrani and Bruno S Lartiges and Veronique Antonios Kazpard and Zeinab Saad},
  journal={Journal of environmental sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={1387-97}
}
Distribution of Cu, Zn, Pb, Cr, Ni, Mn concentrations and the activity of polonium-210 in the surrounding area of a phosphate fertilizer industry located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea has been determined. Nineteen sampling sites were distributed around the industrial zone on a surface area of about 100,000 m2. Atomic absorption spectroscopy and Alpha spectroscopy were used to quantify the heavy elements and polonium-210, respectively. Investigation on a particle scale was… CONTINUE READING