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A new measurement tool to consider for airborne pollutants evaluations using lichens
- Catán, Soledad Perez, Bubach, Debora, Messuti, María Inés
- Environmental science and pollution research international 2019 v.26 no.14 pp. 14689-14692
- adsorption, bioaccumulation, cadmium, cobalt, lead, lichens, pollutants, pollution, strontium, thallus
- An important factor affecting acquisition of pollution elements could be the lichen growth form. The Brunauer–Emmett–Teller theory approach has been used to determinate the specific area surface (BET-area) of solids by gas multilayer adsorption. Taking this standard method as a new tool, we measure the specific thallus area in foliose and fruticose lichens to evaluated area/volume relation for bioaccumulation prospects. Some preliminary results of elemental contents such as REEs (La, Sc, Sr) and pollutants (Cd, Co, Pb) were also measured to support the importance to use for the analysis of these thallus attributes.