Identifying Mining Pollution by Use of Thin Films

August 18, 2020 16:42:43

Over the years, various techniques have been used to check for inorganic and organic pollutants that are present in the environment. However, the extensive distribution of many different species that are present in soil and water among other environmental bodies complicates the capacity to attain correct analysis of these pollutants. In order to tackle these issues, thin film technology is used as it has shown to be highly reliable in picking out pollutants, especially those that come from mining sites.

During mining, various pollutants can be released and they could eventually contaminate the environment nearby. Several of these are highly toxic pollutants that are used in mining processes. They include heavy metals such as cadmium, cobalt, arsenic, lead and copper as well as acids. Organic substances that are pollutants include compounds like polychlorinated biphenyls while inorganic compounds that are pollutants include…


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