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Galvanic manufacturing in the cities of Russia: potential source of ambient nanoparticles.

Authors
Golokhvast-KS; Shvedova-AA
Source
PLoS One 2014 Oct; 9(10):e110573
NIOSHTIC No.
20045278
Abstract
Galvanic manufacturing is widely employed and can be found in nearly every average city in Russia. The release and accumulation of different metals (Me), depending on the technology used can be found in the vicinities of galvanic plants. Under the environmental protection act in Russia, the regulations for galvanic manufacturing do not include the regulations and safety standards for ambient ultrafine and nanosized particulate matter (PM). To assess whether Me nanoparticles (NP) are among environmental pollutants caused by galvanic manufacturing, the level of Me NP were tested in urban snow samples collected around galvanic enterprises in two cities. Employing transmission electronic microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and a laser diffraction particle size analyzer, we found that the size distribution of tested Me NP was within 10-120 nm range. This is the first study to report that Me NP of Fe, Cr, Pb, Al, Ni, Cu, and Zn were detected around galvanic shop settings.
Keywords
Nanotechnology; Metal-compounds; Metal-industry-workers; Environmental-contamination; Environmental-pollution; Environmental-protection; Microscopy; Particulates; Regulations; Sampling; X-ray-equipment; Spectroscopes; Lasers; Analytical-instruments
Contact
Kirill S. Golokhvast, Scientific Educational Center of Nanotechnology, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russian Federation
CODEN
POLNCL
CAS No.
7439-89-6; 7440-47-3; 7439-92-1; 7429-90-5; 7440-02-0; 7440-50-8; 7440-66-6
Publication Date
20141020
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
droopy@mail.ru
Fiscal Year
2015
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
M102014
Issue of Publication
10
ISSN
1932-6203
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Public Library of Science One
State
WV
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