The development of methods for monitoring and research of the effect of industrial wastes on the environment is of fundamental importance for maintaining a normal ecological situation. It is important to monitor the status of such priority pollutants as heavy metals in soils.
SFedU research laboratory for biosphere monitoring and the Department of Soil Science and Land Resources Assessment together with the RASCenter conduct systematic studies on the effect on soil and plants of various anthropogenic factors.The composition of soils and the state of plants near some of the industrial waste tanks in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky (Rostov Region) were studied. Ecological and geochemical assessment of soil contamination with zinc, cadmium, copper and other heavy metals at monitoring sites was carried out.The effect of soil pollution on the growth and development processes of plants was identified using modern physical and chemical methods and unique equipment.
These studies are supported by the projects of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation,N 5.948.2017/ПЧ, РФФИ, N 16-35-60055 иРАН, N AAAA-A18-118011990300-9.
The results of the research are published in the journal Science of the Total Environment (1 quartile, impact factor for a 5-year period: 5.102).