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The pollutants in rime and fog water and in air at Milesovka Observatory (Czech Republic)

  • Jaroslav Fisak EMAIL logo , Valeria Stoyanova , Miroslav Tesar , Petranka Petrova , Nonka Daskalova , Tsenka Tsacheva and Miko Marinov
From the journal Biologia


Samples of rime/fog water and dust in the air were collected in order to compare concentrations of pollutants. Particular attention was paid to particles of heavy metals (Al, As, Cu, Fe, Pb, Ti and Zn). The concentrations of pollutants from the air are different in rime water and fog water. Both (fog) water and ice crystals fixed Ti, Cu, As and Pb ions minimally (less than 1%). Rime captured 11.6% Al, 9.3% Zn, 4.4% Fe and 91.2% Mn from the air. Fog water absorbed 9.8% Al, 9.0% Fe, 55.6% Mn, and 48.7% Zn from the air. Fog water absorbed Zn much better (48.7%) than rime (9.3%). Rime absorbed Mn better (91.2%) than fog water (55.6%).

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Published Online: 2009-5-9
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