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Ecology & Safety, Volume 11, 2017

EVALUATION OF SOIL CONTAMINATION DEGREE IN THE REGION OF MARITZA-EAST THERMAL POWER PLANTS USING MAGNETIC METHODS
Antonia Mokreva, Neli Jordanova, Diana Jordanova, Velimira Stoyanova, Petar Petrov
Pages: 70-84
Published: 1 Jun 2017
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Abstract: Pilot study on soil contamination degree around the Maritza East thermal power plants, evaluated through applying magnetic methods, is presented. The magnetometry method is based on the well-established fact that anthropogenically contaminated with fly ashes soils display enhanced magnetic susceptibility, as well as other specific magnetic characteristics. Results from the magnetic investigations carried out in our study evidence significant soil contamination near the pollution sources and decreasing degree of anthropogenic load further away. The method applied is economically more efficient compared to classical physical and chemical methods for evaluation of soil contamination.
Keywords: magnetic susceptibility, tpp maritsa east, soil
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