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Study of the soil contamination degree in the area of the former mining plant Plumbum (Adrianópolis, PR) due to the disposal of mining waste


The area of the former mining plant Plumbum, located in the city of Adrianopolis (Paraná) received mining wastes enriched with potentially toxic metals. These mining wastes were disposed directly on the ground without any previous treatment, being exposed to weathering processes until the year 2007, when such materials received thin soil coverage. Even with the coverage, mining waste in diverse places of the deposit are still exposed to weathering processes. Thus, the main objective of this research is to evaluate in an integrated manner, using geochemical and biological methods, the contamination degree of the soils where these wastes were disposed. To achieve this goal, samples of waste and soil will be analyzed. The mining waste will be characterized using mineralogical analysis, determination of physico-chemical parameters, solubilization test, leaching, toxicity, sequential extraction and pH variation. In soils, geological and geotechnical characterizations will be conducted to determine whether soil characteristics favor or not the retention of metals, as well as the determination of physico-chemical parameters, solubility tests, toxicity, sequential extraction and determination of bacteria in soil. With the results of this research, it is intended to better understand the toxicity degree and the release of metals from the wastes and their interaction with soil and the biota. This way, it will be possible to determine whether or not these metals are contaminating the soil, and whether they are available to the biota. (AU)

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LIMA, JACQUELINE Z.; RAIMONDI, ISABELA M.; SCHALCH, VALDIR; RODRIGUES, VALERIA G. S.. Assessment of the use of organic composts derived from municipal solid waste for the adsorption of Pb, Zn and Cd. Journal of Environmental Management, v. 226, p. 386-399, . (14/07180-7, 15/02529-4)
KASEMODEL, MARIANA CONSIGLIO; LIMA, JACQUELINE ZANIN; SAKAMOTO, ISABEL KIMIKO; AMANCIO VARESCHE, MARIA BERNADETE; TROFINO, JULIO CESAR; SILVESTRE RODRIGUES, VALERIA GUIMARAES. Soil contamination assessment for Pb, Zn and Cd in a slag disposal area using the integration of geochemical and microbiological data. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, v. 188, n. 12, . (14/07180-7)
RAIMONDI, I. M.; VIEIRA, E. M.; VAZ, L. A. A.; RODRIGUES, V. G. S.. Comparison of sugarcane pressmud with traditional low-cost materials for adsorption of lead and zinc in mining areas. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, . (14/07180-7)
RAIMONDI, ISABELA MONICI; SILVESTRE RODRIGUES, VALERIA GUIMARAES; LIMA, JACQUELINE ZANIN; MARQUES, JESSICA PELINSOM; ARTIMONTE VAZ, LUIZ AUGUSTO; VIEIRA, ENY MARIA. Assessment of the use of tropical peats as local alternative materials for the adsorption of Pb, Zn and Cd: An equilibrium study. EARTH SCIENCES RESEARCH JOURNAL, v. 25, n. 1, p. 29-40, . (15/02529-4, 14/07180-7, 16/17894-2)
LIMA, JACQUELINE ZANIN; LUPION, RENAN MARQUES; RAIMONDI, ISABELA MONICI; PEJON, OSNI JOSE; SILVESTRE RODRIGUES, VALERIA GUIMARAES. Sorption Efficiency of Potentially Toxic Elements onto Low-Cost Materials: Peat and Compost. SUSTAINABILITY, v. 13, n. 22, . (17/16961-0, 14/07180-7, 15/02529-4)
MARQUES, JESSICA P.; FERREIRA DA SILVA, EDUARDO A.; PATINHA, CARLA; KASEMODEL, MARIANA C.; RODRIGUES, VALERIA G. S.. Adsorption of lead (Pb) in weathered tropical soil (Ribeira Valley region - Brazil). EARTH SCIENCES RESEARCH JOURNAL, v. 23, n. 4, p. 385-395, . (15/02529-4, 14/07180-7)
KASEMODEL, MARIANA CONSIGLIO; RUIZ PAPA, THIAGO BUENO; SIGOLO, JOEL BARBUJIANI; SILVESTRE RODRIGUES, VALERIA GUIMARAES. Assessment of the mobility, bioaccessibility, and ecological risk of Pb and Zn on a dirt road located in a former mining areaRibeira ValleyBrazil. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, v. 191, n. 2, . (14/07180-7)
MARQUES, JESSICA PELINSOM; SILVESTRE RODRIGUES, VALERIA GUIMARAES; RAIMONDI, ISABELA MONICI; LIMA, JACQUELINE ZANIN. Increase in Pb and Cd Adsorption by the Application of Peat in a Tropical Soil. WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, v. 231, n. 3, . (16/17894-2, 15/02529-4, 14/07180-7)
KASEMODEL, M. C.; SAKAMOTO, I. K.; VARESCHE, M. B. A.; RODRIGUES, V. G. S.. Potentially toxic metal contamination and microbial community analysis in an abandoned Pb and Zn mining waste deposit. Science of The Total Environment, v. 675, p. 367-379, . (14/07180-7)

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