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Journal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 63-68

Keywords : soil pollution; heavy metal pollution; air quality; moss biomonitoring technique; ICP/AES;

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The transformation of Albanian economy to an open market during the past two decades caused a significant damage to the natural resources of the country; most of them being the most exposed and unprotected ones. The main environmental problems could be focused at deforestation, soil erosion and environmental pollution. Some important factors cause environmental problems Albania should be from loss of landscape due to mining, mineral processing and transporting, which may cause air pollution, too. Atmospheric particulates with trace metals have an important impact on human health. Moss biomonitoring is a technique used in many parts of the world to determine the concentrations of HM in the atmosphere and their potential sources. In the present study we determined the concentrations of some trace and major in air (1elements) by using mosses collected in 1sites. The ICP/AES analysis of1elements (Al, B, Ba, Ca, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, P, Pb-US, Sr, V and Zn) was performed by the Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, FYR of Macedonia. The target elements like Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Co, Cr, Mn, Fe, As and Cd, as most toxic elements, were determined by ICP/AES method. The metal concentrations of were reporter as mg/kg in dry weight material. The results are expressed as pollution gradients. The terrestrial moss used was Hypnum cupressiforme. The intensity of metal mean values in moss samples follows the trend: As

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