Monitoring of distribution of heavy metals in the substance of aeolian flows
Ye. Nasedkin, G. Ivanova, S. Stadnichenko, O. Andreev and V. Morozenko
Event name: 11th International Conference on Monitoring of Geological Processes and Ecological Condition of the Environment
Session: Poster Session
Publication date: 19 March 2018
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In the list of exogenous processes that lead to changes in the surface of earth's crust and have an impact on regularity of relief formation, the wind component plays a significant role. It is well known that the effects of wind erosion (soil degradation, deterioration of the useful properties of lands, loss of biological productivity and economic value) are the main negative side of aeolian processes that affect the environment and quality of life. However, investigations show that there are other important aspects of the geological activity of wind recently become more and more connected with problems of environmental pollution and the impact on the security of society. In particular, the issue of transportation by aolian flows of substance that enters into the atmospheric environment as the result of the industrial activity and its further accumulation should be highlighted. Continuous monitoring of processes of formation, relocation and sedimentation of air suspension within industrial centers such as the city of Zaporozhye, allowed researchers of the Institute of Geological Sciences of NAS of Ukraine, in close cooperation with the laboratory of the research institute "Institute of Geology" of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, to analyze natural substances of atmospheric flows. The basic trends of its time distribution were defined; changes in the ratios of components of mineral and chemical composition depending on a number of natural factors were investigated. Determination of the regularities of heavy metals accumulation in aeolian material flows, their transportation and subsequent accumulation in surface soils and in sediments of certain areas was one important aspect of this research.