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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Synchrotron Radiation X-ray Fluorescence Analysis Of Trace Elements In Nerium Oleander For Pollution Monitoring
Author: De Jesus E.F.O.
Simabuco S.M.
Dos Anjos M.J.
Lopes R.T.
Abstract: This works describes the use of synchrotron radiation fluorescence analysis as a technique for monitoring trace elements in bio-indicators for environmental pollution control. The analyses were performed on leaves of Nerium oleander collected in streets with different levels of traffic flow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with one sample from a rural zone. The leaves were collected from adult trees in December and April. The measurement was made with a white beam of synchrotron radiation calibrated with thin samples from MicroMatter. The results indicate that some metals such as Ti, V, Fe and Zn have major content in samples that were collected in places with a high traffic flow, even in the leaves that have been washed. The levels of Mn, Co, Cu and Ni did not show significant differences between the samples. The Pb level also did not vary significantly. This was expected because in Brazil gasoline without Pb has been used for many years. The results seem to indicate that the leaves from Nerium oleander absorb metals from the atmosphere and may be used as an environmental indicator.
Editor: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2000
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