(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Preliminary enviromagnetic comparison of the moss, lichen, and filter fabric bags to air pollution monitoring

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SALO H.H. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Turku, FINLANDE


This article focuses on a preliminary comparison of the usability and collection efficiency of bags made of moss Sphagnum papillosum, lichen Hypogymnia physodes, and filter fabric in active biomonitoring of air pollutants around an industrial site in Harjavalta, SW Finland. The results show that the highest magnetic susceptibility of each sample material is measured close to the industrial site. Furthermore, moss bags accumulate more magnetic material than lichen bags which, on the contrary, perform better at further distances. To conclude, all three materials effectively accumulate air pollutants and are suitable for air quality studies. The results of this article provide a base for later studies which are needed in order to fully determine a new, efficient, and easy sample material for active monitoring


Article of periodic

published at : Fennia (Helsinki, 2010) / ISSN 1798-5617

Editor : University of Turku, Turku - FINLANDE (2010)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 192, no2 [pp. 154-163]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 1 tabl., 1 carte, 1 phot.




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