AAS determination of heavy metals in moss samples of Giresun-Turkey


Tuzen M., Mendil D., Sari H., Hasemir E.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.12, no.10, pp.1283-1286, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.1283-1286

Abstract

The concentrations of Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Pb and Cd were determined in some moss samples collected from polluted and unpolluted areas in Giresun, Turkey. The moss samples were analyzed using flame (FAAS) and graphite furnace (GFAAS) atomic absorption spectrometry after microwave digestion. The minimum and maximum metal concentrations in the samples were found to be 721-1220, 2-18, 285-435, 33-109, 5-28, 0.3-1.0 mug/g for iron, copper, manganese, zinc, lead and cadmium, respectively.