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

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dc.contributor.author Jeong, Hyeryeong -
dc.contributor.author Choi, Jin Young -
dc.contributor.author Lim, Jaesoo -
dc.contributor.author Ra, Kongtae -
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-20T07:10:50Z -
dc.date.available 2021-05-20T07:10:50Z -
dc.date.created 2021-01-04 -
dc.date.issued 2020-12 -
dc.identifier.issn 2073-4433 -
dc.identifier.uri https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/41391 -
dc.description.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. -
dc.description.uri 1 -
dc.language English -
dc.publisher MDPI -
dc.subject URBAN ROAD -
dc.subject ECOLOGICAL RISK -
dc.subject POLLUTANTS -
dc.subject PM10 -
dc.subject CITY -
dc.title Pollution Caused by Potentially Toxic Elements Present in Road Dust from Industrial Areas in Korea -
dc.type Article -
dc.citation.title ATMOSPHERE -
dc.citation.volume 11 -
dc.citation.number 12 -
dc.contributor.alternativeName 정혜령 -
dc.contributor.alternativeName 최진영 -
dc.contributor.alternativeName 나공태 -
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation ATMOSPHERE, v.11, no.12 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/atmos11121366 -
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-85098056025 -
dc.identifier.wosid 000601753200001 -
dc.type.docType Article -
dc.description.journalClass 1 -
dc.description.isOpenAccess N -
dc.subject.keywordPlus HEAVY-METAL POLLUTION -
dc.subject.keywordPlus URBAN ROAD -
dc.subject.keywordPlus PARTICULATE MATTER -
dc.subject.keywordPlus ECOLOGICAL RISK -
dc.subject.keywordPlus DEPOSITED SEDIMENTS -
dc.subject.keywordPlus AGRICULTURAL SOILS -
dc.subject.keywordPlus SURFACE SEDIMENTS -
dc.subject.keywordPlus POLLUTANTS -
dc.subject.keywordPlus PM10 -
dc.subject.keywordPlus CITY -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor potentially toxic metal -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor road dust -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor industrial area -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor pollution assessment -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor ecological risk -
dc.relation.journalWebOfScienceCategory Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass scie -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass scopus -
dc.relation.journalResearchArea Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences -
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