Analysis and mapping multi-elemental pollution


Multi-elemental pollution of soil, sediments, water and food is one of the main health risks in urban and technogenic ecosystems. In comparison to the conventional approaches of environmental assessment based on a limited number of elements, the multi-elemental analysis allows simultaneous measurements of more than 20 elements, including rare elements (e.g., As, Ti, Mb, V and Cr). These results are especially valuable for the complex environmental assessments based on pollution indexes (e.g., Zc, PINemerow , PI, PERI etc), which are considered for land-use planning and land management restrictions in accordance to Russian and international legislation

Implementation sphere

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Soil pollution assessment and mapping
  • Soil survey for remediation planning
  • Water quality assessment
  • Monitoring and modeling heavy metals transfer in ecosystems
  • Health risk assessment for urban planning

Implementation cases

  • Mapping soil pollution and soil resistance to pollution in Moscow megapolis
  • Water quality analysis in Strogino valley of the Moscow river
  • Mapping soil pollution of the industrial barren in Subarctic (Kola Peninsula)

To read about

Assessing and mapping urban soils as geochemical barriers for contamination by heavy metal(loid)s in Moscow megapolis

Journal of Environmental Quality, 2020, DOI: 10.1002/jeq2.20142
Romzaykina, O.N., Vasenev, V.I., Paltseva, A., Kuzyakov, Y.V., Neaman, A., Dovletyarova, E.A.