Mercury in Soils and Plants in the Vicinity of Chlor-Alkali Product Manufacturers (Irkutsk Region)
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- soil; mercury; fractioning; plants; bioaccumulation; chlor-alkali manufacturing.
The research presents the results of integrated studies focusing on accumulation and migration of Hg in soils and plants in the vicinity of former chlor-alkali product manufacturers in Irkutsk region. The fractioning showed the prevalence of Hg compounds with organic and mineral components in soils and low concentration of mercury in soluble and movable forms. The low mobility of Hg in soils means its concentration in plants doesn't exceed permissible norms. However, in the area of chlor-alkali product manufacturers, the amount of Hg in plants is above background. There is a clear trend of higher concentrations of Hg in aboveground parts of plants both wild and agricultural. This indicates additional absorption of atmospheric Hg, especially against the background of a relatively low level of soil pollution and Hg mobility in it.
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TY - CONF AU - O.N. Gordeeva AU - B.A. Baenguev AU - G.A. Belogolova AU - P.G. Dolgikh PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Mercury in Soils and Plants in the Vicinity of Chlor-Alkali Product Manufacturers (Irkutsk Region) BT - Proceedings of the International Symposium "Engineering and Earth Sciences: Applied and Fundamental Research" dedicated to the 85th anniversary of H.I. Ibragimov (ISEES 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 775 EP - 779 SN - 2590-3217 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/isees-19.2019.11 DO - 10.2991/isees-19.2019.11 ID - Gordeeva2019/08 ER -