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Study of concentration of the total lead concentration in atmospheric particulate on neotectonic fault zone

Grant number: 18/09781-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2018
Effective date (End): September 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Marcos Fernando de Souza Teixeira
Grantee:Marianna Alves Cancian
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil


In the present project of scientific initiation has as objective to identify and to quantify the presence of lead in the atmospheric particulate in areas with geological faults. The concentration of total lead determined in the particulate should be correlated with the exhaling concentration of Rn-222 radon gas in the neotectonic faults. Samples of the atmospheric material will be collected by passive collectors installed at the Faculty of Science and Technology (Campus de Presidente Prudente) - UNESP. The sampling area shows a strong indication of the location and direction of geological fault buried at 200 m depth. The concentration of radon-222 gas in air will be performed by CR-39 type nuclear trace detectors.

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