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Inorganic pollution around the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: An overview of the current observations
Wu, Jun1; Duan, Dongping1; Lu, Jian2; Luo, Yongming2; Wen, Xiaohu3; Guo, Xiaoying1; Boman, Brian J.4
2016-04-15
Source PublicationSCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
Volume550Pages:628-636
SubtypeReview
AbstractThe Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is the highest geographical unit in the world. Thus, it serves an important role in evaluating long-term ecologic conditions and environmental status and changes over time. This study summarizes major and trace element concentrations in biota and in water and soil. It also pays attention to gaseous pollutant and particle concentrations in air around the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The degree of soil heavy metal contamination and the water heavy metal hazard index were respectively evaluated. The contamination degrees of two sampling areas around the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau reached extremely high levels with soil mC(d) (modified degree of contamination) values exceeding 20. Surprisingly, over 54% of sampling areas showed moderate or more serious soil contamination degree (mC(d) > 1.5). Moreover, the hazard indexes of two important rivers were 1.56 and 7.59, reaching unacceptable level. The potential risk might be beyond our expectation. Therefore, it should be an urgent and top priority to identify and confirm possible pollution sources around the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Then, it is imperative to implement feasible and effective environmental quality control strategies. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KeywordThe Qinghai-tibet Plateau Trace Elements Aerosol Particle Risk Analysis
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
WOS KeywordMT. QOMOLANGMA EVEREST ; HEAVY-METAL ENRICHMENT ; TRACE-ELEMENTS ; ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION ; SPATIAL-DISTRIBUTION ; RISK-ASSESSMENT ; HIGH-MOUNTAIN ; CENTRAL-ASIA ; CHINA ; MERCURY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000371226700063
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.isl.ac.cn/handle/363002/6302
Collection青海盐湖研究所知识仓储
盐湖资源综合利用工程技术中心
盐湖地质与环境实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Qinghai Inst Salt Lakes, Xining 810008, Qinghai, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Yantai Inst Coastal Zone Res, Key Lab Coastal Environm Proc & Ecol Remediat, Yantai 264003, Shandong, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Cold & Arid Reg Environm & Engn Res Inst, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, Peoples R China
4.Univ Florida, Indian River Res & Educ Ctr, Ft Pierce, FL 34945 USA
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Wu, Jun,Duan, Dongping,Lu, Jian,et al. Inorganic pollution around the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: An overview of the current observations[J]. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT,2016,550:628-636.
APA Wu, Jun.,Duan, Dongping.,Lu, Jian.,Luo, Yongming.,Wen, Xiaohu.,...&Boman, Brian J..(2016).Inorganic pollution around the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: An overview of the current observations.SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT,550,628-636.
MLA Wu, Jun,et al."Inorganic pollution around the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: An overview of the current observations".SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 550(2016):628-636.
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