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Chemistry for Sustainable Development

2012 year, number 5

Uranium in Technogenic Aerosol of the Industrial Areas of Novosibirsk

Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pr. Akademika Koptyuga 3, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russia),
Keywords: technogenesis, technofilic elements, natural radionuclides, isotopes, aerosol, emission, technogenic pollution, ecological risk
Pages: 457–463


Results of the mineralogical and geochemical investigation of technogenic aerosol samples collected in 2011 in the northeastern direction from Novosibirsk in the plume of the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant JSC, as well as aerosol collected near the Novosibirsk Tin Plant JSC and Heat and Electric Power Plant No. 3 are reported for the first time. Uranium content and its mineral formations were determined by means of ICP-MS, ICP-AES and scanning electron microscopy.