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Ecological Assessment of the Current State of Environmental Components on the Territory of the Impact of Cement Production Industry

 
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Saint-Petersburg Mining University, Vasilyevsky Island, 21st line, 2, 199106 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
J. Ecol. Eng. 2017; 18(6):160–165
Publish date: 2017-11-01
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The monitoring of the environmental components condition, exposed to the influence of the cement production enterprises, was the aim of the conducted research. One of the largest cement production factories in Russia, where the territory of negative impact has a total area of over 300 square kilometers, was the object of the study. The observations of the dust content in atmospheric air, as well as the determination of degradation degree of vegetation in the area of influence of the considered production facility were conducted. Chemical and granulometric composition of the cement dust, which is emitted in atmospheric air, were identified in the laboratory. Mapping model, which indicates the complex ecological welfare of the territory, exposed to the cement production industry, was compiled by the authors on the basis of the data, obtained in conducted research. The mapping model takes into account both the content of dust in near-ground atmosphere, and the extent of its deposition to soil, vegetation and surface water bodies.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Alexey V. Strizhenok   
Geoecology, Saint-Petersburg Mining University, Vasilyevsky Island, 21st line, 2, 199106 Saint-Petersburg, Russia