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dc.creatorĆujić, Mirjana
dc.creatorDragović, Snežana D.
dc.creatorĐorđević, Milan M.
dc.creatorDragović, Ranko M.
dc.creatorGajić, Boško A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T17:16:11Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01T17:16:11Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0341-8162
dc.identifier.urihttp://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1330
dc.description.abstractAnthropogenic activities may lead to increased levels of heavy metals in soil environment and to reduced environmental quality. In this study concentrations of heavy metals (Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, V, Zn) were measured by using an atomic absorption spectrometer and soil samples were collected in the vicinity of the largest coal fired power plant in Serbia. The soil pollution status was assessed and enrichment by heavy metals at some sampling sites was revealed. For investigated metals the enrichment factors were in the range of 0.3 to 15.5, while the mean values indicated deficient to minimal enrichment of heavy metals in the investigated area. The highest contamination factor was determined for Ni, followed by Zn, Co and Cd. Cluster analysis was used to identify associations between heavy metals and soil properties. Significant positive correlations were found between: (1) Cd and Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn; (2) Cr and Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb; (3) Zn and Cu, Ni, Pb; and (4) Fe and V. Spatial distribution maps of heavy metal contents based on geostatistical analysis indicated similar patterns of spatial distribution for Co, Fe and V as well as for Cd, Mn, Ni and Pb. The hot spots for Co, Cr, Cu and Zn were revealed between two blocks of coal fired power plant in the investigated area. The distribution pattern revealed that the highest concentrations matched the predominant wind directions. It may be concluded that operation of the coal fired power plant has no significant negative impact on the surrounding environment with regard to the content of investigated heavy metals. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en
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dc.sourceCatenaen
dc.subjectHeavy metalen
dc.subjectSoil pollutionen
dc.subjectIndex of pollutionen
dc.subjectHierarchical cluster analysisen
dc.subjectHotspot identificationen
dc.subjectSpatial distributionen
dc.titleEnvironmental assessment of heavy metals around the largest coal fired power plant in Serbia (Reprinted from Catena, vol 139, pg 44-52, 2015)en
dc.typeotheren
dcterms.abstractДордевиц, Милан; Цујић Мирјана; Драговиц, Ранко; Драговић Снежана Д.; Гајиц, Боско;
dc.citation.volume148
dc.citation.issueSI
dc.citation.spage26
dc.citation.epage34
dc.identifier.wos000389291900005
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.catena.2015.12.018
dc.citation.otherPart number: 1, Special Issue: SI
dc.citation.rankM21
dc.description.otherThe publisher would like to inform the readership that this article is a reprint of a previously published article. This article was erroneously included in an incorrect issue. As a consequence, the publisher would like to make this reprint available for the reader's convenience and for the continuity of the special issue. For citation purposes, please use the original publication details; S. Dragović et al. / CATENA 139 (2015) 44–52: DOI; 10.1016/j.catena.2015.12.001. [http://vinar.vin.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/956]
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