Influence of lithology and antropogenic activity on distribution of chemical elements in dwelling dust, Slovenia
AbstractThe goal of this work was the introduction of studies of dwelling dust to Slovenia, and to assess the abundances and areal distribution of Chemical elements with respect to geology and used also for attempts of separation of anthropogenic levels from the natural geogenic elemental distributions. The distributions of 27 Chemical elements (Al, Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Na, P, Ti, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, La, Mn, Nb, Ni, Pb, Sc, Sn, Sr, Th, V, Y, Zn, Zr and Hg) were estimated. The comparisson between the studied dwelling dust and natural materials allowed also to distinguish five patterns of geochemical distribution (Al-Fe-K-Ti-La-Mn-Nb-Sc-Th-V, Cd-Cu-Pb-Sn-Zn-Hg, Cr- Ni, Na-Ba-Sr and Ca-Mg). Al, Fe, K, Ti, La, Mn, Nb, Sc, Th, V, Y and Cr, Ni, Na, Ba, Sr as well represented the natural distribution. Also the impact of heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Pb, Sn, Zn and Hg) on the dwelling dust was quantitatively assessed with respect to the soil and overbank sediments.
How to Cite
Šajn, R. (2000). Influence of lithology and antropogenic activity on distribution of chemical elements in dwelling dust, Slovenia . Geologija, 43(1), 85–101. https://doi.org/10.5474/geologija.2000.008