The project’s main objective is the comparative evaluation of soil contamination with metals in industrial areas of France and Romania, using multi-elemental and isotopic fingerprinting.
|OBJECTIVES||Main objective: Identification and comparison of metal pollution patterns in soils from industrial areas of France and Romania.
|DESCRIPTION||Soil is the major receptor for metals generated by anthropogenic activities. Due to metals toxicity and persistence, soil contamination with metals is an important issue, especially in industrial areas, where emissions, wastewaters and wastes with high metal loads act as the main pollution vectors. The project’s main objective is the comparative evaluation of soil contamination with metals in industrial areas of France and Romania, using multi-elemental and isotopic fingerprinting. The project will allow the development of pollution fingerprinting, identification of pollution tracers, source apportionment of polluting metals and establishment of a database with pollution sources fingerprints. The consortium consists of two research institutions with expertise in the assessment of environmental pollution by metals. Project results will allow the increase of the expertise of the team members in advanced analytical techniques for the determination of stable isotopes will underpin the development of new collaborations and will help increase the visibility of research in the two countries.|
|RESULTS OBTAINED||STAGE 1 (2015)
Development of methods for isotopic ratios determination, identification of pollution tracers in industrial areas, and multielemental fingerprintingA1.1 Development of methods for isotopic ratios determinationA1.2 Visit of the French team to the Romanian partner. Assessment of metal pollution in Romanian industrial areas. Identification of isotopes that can be used for pollution tracing.
A1.3 Visit of the Romanian team to the French partner. Assessment of metal pollution in French industrial areas. Identification of isotopes that can be used for pollution tracing. STAGE 2 (2016)
Isotopic fingerprinting of pollution sources in industrial areas in Romania and France
A2.1 Visit of Romanian team to French partner. Determination of isotopic ratio in industrial wastes. Isotopic fingerprinting of pollution sources in French industrial areas.
A2.2 Visit of French team to the Romanian partner. Determination of isotopic ratio in industrial wastes. Isotopic fingerprinting of pollution sources in Romanian industrial areas.
1. ”Elements and Isotopes: What can be measured in GET lab and how”, 29 April 2015, Cluj-Napoca, author: Dr. Jerome Chmeleff
1. M.L. Andrei, M. Senila, M.A. Hoaghia, G. Borodi, E.A. Levei, Study of Cu and Pb Partitioning in Mine Tailings Using the Tessier Sequential Extraction Scheme, 10th International Conference Processes in Isotopes and Molecules, Cluj-Napoca 23 – 25 September 2015 (poster),
3. E.A. Levei, M.A. Hoaghia, M. Senila, C. Tanaselia, M. Miclean, J. Viers, J. Chmeleff, Multielemental fingerprinting of tailings from nonferrous mining areas, International Conference “Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management”, Cluj-Napoca, 26 – 28 May 2016 (poster),
1. E.A. Levei, T. Frentiu, M. Ponta, M. Senila, O.T. Moldovan, Assessment of pollutants input of acid mine drainage and domestic activities in Aries River water, Romania –a chemometric approach, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2015, 14 (11), 2567-2576 (Impact factor 1,008),
2. M.L. Andrei, M. Senila, M.A. Hoaghia, G. Borodi, E.A. Levei, Study of Cu and Pb partitioning in mine tailings using the Tessier sequential extraction scheme, 10th International Conference Processes in Isotopes and Molecules (PIM 2015), AIP Conf. Proc. 1700, 030001-1–030001-5; doi: 10.1063/1.4938434 (ISI proceedings),
Geosciences Environnement Toulouse, France:
INCD-INOE 2000, Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dr. Erika Andrea Levei