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Characterization of air pollution in Bauru and environmental contamination by metals

Grant number: 15/22864-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2017 - February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal Investigator:Marina Piacenti da Silva
Grantee:Marina Piacenti da Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


The study of the elemental composition of atmospheric air near the surface by analytical methods has increased in recent years, mainly due to increased emissions and the impact of this pollution on the environment and health. Trace elements such as aluminum, lead, mercury, among others, represent an important fraction of air pollution, and their emission sources highly characterized by anthropogenic action. This project aims to evaluate and characterize the particulate matter in the atmosphere and to quantify metals present in different samples, assessing their emission sources and its impact on the environment. It will be evaluated different types of samples including atmospheric particulate matter, raw and treated wastewater, rainwater, groundwater sources and biological samples (plants). The inductively coupled plasma atomic absorption spectroscopy (ICP-OES) will be applied for qualitative and quantitative determination of elements through simple and quick analysis procedures. As the trace elements present in the air and the environment, as well as its emission sources have regional peculiarities, it is evident the need for research in the Bauru region. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
PIPI, ANGELO R. F.; MAGDALENA, AROLDO G.; GIAFFERIS, GISELDA P.; DA SILVA, GUSTAVO H. R.; PIACENTI-SILVA, MARINA. Evaluation of metal removal efficiency and its influence in the physicochemical parameters at two sewage treatment plants. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, v. 190, n. 5 MAY 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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