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Environ Monit Assess. 2013 Jul;185(7):6071-6. doi: 10.1007/s10661-012-3007-0. Epub 2012 Nov 28.

Behavior study of trace elements in pulverized lignite, bottom ash, and fly ash of Amyntaio power station, Greece.

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Department of Environmental Technology and Ecology, Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands, Zakynthos, GR, 29100, Greece. pmegal@upatras.gr

Abstract

The Kozani-Ptolemais-Amyntaio basin constitutes the principal coal field of Greece. Approximately 50% of the total power production of Greece is generated by five power stations operating in the area. Lignite samples, together with the corresponding fly ash and bottom ash were collected, over a period of 3 months, from the power plant of Amyntaio and analyzed for their content in 16 trace elements. The results indicate that Y, Nb, U, Rb, Zr, Ni, Pb, Ba, Zn, Sr, Cu, and Th demonstrate an organic affinity during the combustion of lignite, while V has an inorganic affinity. Three elements (Co, Cr, and Sc) show an intermediate affinity.

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23188071
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10.1007/s10661-012-3007-0
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