Bioindication of environmental contamination of the MONDI Ružomberok surrounding area based on bryophytes
AbstractThe present work provides the estimation of environmental load in the neighbourhoods of industrial complex MONDI SCP Ružomberok, northern Slovakia, based on bryophyte bioindication. The samples were collected within three protected areas: Low Tatra National park, Veľká Fatra Mts National park and National Nature Reserve Chočské vrchy Mts, while control sampling near Hrboltová settlement in Liptov Basin was performed. Imissions accumulated during winter in the snow after its melting did not affect significantly the concentrations of imissions in the tissues of bioindicator. A significant correlation was found with altitude in copper, molybdenum and lead. Contamination by Cu, Mn, Mo, Zn, Cr, Rb, and Ba caused by MONDI SCP the authors do not suppose. Emission sources were located NW, i. e. Krakow region, Silesia, Orava or Ostrava region, only in the case of sulphur is a local source probable.
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