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    Origin of lead in eight central European peat bogs determined from isotope ratios, strengths, and operation times of regional pollution sources
    Břízová, Eva
    Emmanuel, S.
    Erel, Yigal
    Hovorka, J.
    Novák, Martin
    Pačes, Tomáš
    Štěpánová, Markéta
    Vaněček, M.
    Veron, A.
    Vile, M. A.
    Wieder, R.K.
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Environmental Science & Technology
    Roč. 37, č. 3
Thesaurus term
    atmospheric lead,coal burning,leaded gasoline,ore smelting,210-Pb,Pb deposition,peat,emission,history records,trends,soils
Abstract (in english)
   Lead originating from coal burning, gasoline burning, and ore smelting was identified in Pb-210-dated profiles through eight Sphagnum dominated peat bogs. Basal peat C-14-dated at 11 000 years BP had relatively high Pb-206/Pb-207 ratio (1.193). Peat deposited around 1800 AD had a lower Pb-206/Pb-207 ratio of 1.168-1.178, indicating that environmental lead in Central Europe had been largely affected by human activity (smelting) even before the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The highest annual Pb accumulation rates in peat were consistent with the highest Pb emission rates from coal-fired power plants and traffic (1980). The mean measured Pb-206/Pb-207 ratios of local coal, ores, and gasoline were 1.19, 1.16, and 1.11, respectively. A considerable proportion of coal emissions, relative to gasoline emisions, was responsible for the higher Pb-206/Pb-207 ratios in the recent atmosphere (1.15) compared to Western Europe (1.10).
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (RIV)
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Import date
    15. 10. 2014