(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Trace element distribution in surface soils from a coal burning power production area : A case study from the largest power plant site in Serbia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DRAGOVIĆ S. (1) ; ĆUJIĆ M. (1) ; SLAVKOVIĆ-BEŠKOSKI L. (2 3) ; GAJIĆ B. (4) ; BAJAT B. (5) ; KILIBARDA M. (5) ; ONJIA A. (2 3) ;
(1) Univ. of Belgrade, Inst. for the Application of Nuclear Energy, Belgrade, 
(2) Univ. of Belgrade, Vinča Inst. of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, 
(3) Anahem Lab., Belgrade, 
(4) Inst. of Land Management, Fac. of Agriculture, Univ., Belgrade, 
(5) Fac. of Civil Engineering, Univ., Belgrade, 


The content of trace elements (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn) in surface soils in the area surrounding the largest coal-fired power plant in Serbia was determined to assess the contribution of emissions to pollution. Analysis of mutual associations between the trace elements and their correlation with soil particle size fractions indicated anthropogenic origin at most sampling sites. Common patterns in trace element concentrations of the analysed soils were identified by hierarchical cluster analysis. Explanatory spatial analysis, used for characterization and mapping of spatial variability patterns, revealed the highest concentrations of trace elements in areas in predominant wind directions


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 104 [pp. 288-296]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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