Pollution Caused by Potentially Toxic Elements Present in Road Dust from Industrial Areas in Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Pollution Caused by Potentially Toxic Elements Present in Road Dust from Industrial Areas in Korea
Author(s)
Jeong, Hyeryeong; Choi, Jin Young; Lim, Jaesoo; Ra, Kongtae
KIOST Author(s)
Jeong, Hyeryeong(정혜령)Choi, Jin Young(최진영)Ra, Kongtae(나공태)
Alternative Author(s)
정혜령; 최진영; 나공태
Publication Year
2020-12
Abstract
We examined the pollution characteristics of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in road dust (RD) from nine industrial areas in South Korea to assess PTE pollution levels and their environmental risks for devising better strategies for managing RD. The median concentrations (mg/kg) were in the order Zn (1407) > Cr (380) > Cu (276) > Pb (260) > Ni (112) > As (15) > Cd (2) > Hg (0.1). The concentration of PTEs was the highest at the Onsan Industrial Complex, where many smelting facilities are located. Our results show that Onsan, Noksan, Changwon, Ulsan, Pohang, and Shihwa industrial areas are heavily polluted with Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb. The presence of these toxic elements in RD from the impervious layer in industrial areas may have a moderate to severe effect on the health of the biota present in these areas. The potential ecological risk index (Eri) for PTEs was in the decreasing order of Cd > Pb > Hg > Cu > As > Zn > Ni > Cr, indicating that the dominant PTE causing ecological hazards is Cd owing to its high toxicity. Our research suggests the necessity for the urgent introduction of an efficient management strategy to reduce RD, which adds to coastal pollution and affects human health.
ISSN
2073-4433
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/41391
DOI
10.3390/atmos11121366
Bibliographic Citation
ATMOSPHERE, v.11, no.12, 2020
Publisher
MDPI
Subject
HEAVY-METAL POLLUTION; URBAN ROAD; PARTICULATE MATTER; ECOLOGICAL RISK; DEPOSITED SEDIMENTS; AGRICULTURAL SOILS; SURFACE SEDIMENTS; POLLUTANTS; PM10; CITY
Keywords
potentially toxic metal; road dust; industrial area; pollution assessment; ecological risk
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
MDPI
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Marine chemistry,Isotope Biogeochemistry,Environmental Forensic,해양화학,동위원소 생지화학,환경법의학

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