Determination of Some Elements in Moss Samples from North Eastern Anatolia, Turkey

ÖZDEMİR T., Apaydin G., Mendil D., BULUT V. N., Cengiz E., GÜNDOĞDU A., ...More

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.22, no.1, pp.346-352, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.346-352
  • Keywords: Atmospheric heavy metal, moss, AAS, EDXRF, Cayeli, Surmene, Turkey, HEAVY-METAL DEPOSITION, AAS DETERMINATION, TRACE-METALS, INDICATORS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Nine moss species were collected from high-density traffic roads and near the copper and zinc mine in Cayeli, Turkey. Eleven elements (K Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn and Pb) were analyzed using AAS and EDXRF. The metal concentrations in moss samples were found to be 4057-30064, 7275-31658, 313-7595, 25.3-101.6, 121-1252, 18446-65851, 5.3-14.3, 12.4-60.0, 17.4-1442.5, 90-2175 and 15.5-87.5, mg/kg for potassium, calcium, titanium, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc and lead, respectively.