Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS


New Potentially Dangerous Substances Revealed in Moscow Environment
March 17, 2017 10:24


The discovery by scientists from the Chemical Faculty of Moscow State University will assist in preserving natural ecosystems - the study will enable scientists to better understand the nature of pollution and promptly establish its sources.

A team of scientists from the Chemical Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow  State University has developed a new approach to monitoring the environmental condition and identified new potential hazardous substances in Moscow. The study results have been published in the scientific journal Environmental Pollution, the press service of the university reports.
"Testing the snow makes it possible to assess the air pollution in the winter period. Gas chromatography along with a time-of-flight mass analyzer enabled us to identify new substances, such as iodinated substances, polychlorinated anisoles and even nickel-containing organic complex, which we had not expected to find in the samples", - the article reads. In this particular case, scientists consider the discovered substances as potentially dangerous.
These substances were revealed by chemists in the samples of snow collected in Moscow in March 2016.
"The scientific value of the research work is in expanding the boundaries of the use of mass spectrometry and the development of protocols for  identification of organic substances in complex, multicomponent mixtures whose composition are extremely little known about: samples of snow, ice, water (sea, drinking, fresh, sewage, from clouds ), plant extracts, food, beverages, cosmetics, industrial goods, and the secretion of amphibians," - the project's author Albert Lebedev, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor of the Organic Chemistry Department of Moscow State University explained.
The method used reveals much more substances in the Moscow environment than the methods used by other laboratories. The discovery of new potentially hazardous substances in the environment can assist in preserving natural ecosystems - the study will enable scientists to better understand the nature of pollution and promptly establish its sources.


 


Sources: Http://tass.ru 


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Environmental Protection Mosow State University    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Parachute for 1st Domestic Commercial Spacecraft Worked on in Russia Apes Use Tools Does This Mean They Are Intelligent? Genetic Consequences of Cell Therapy Lomonosov Satellite to Study Supernova Explosions and Detect Meteors What We Should Know About Escherichia coli









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

-8

search on the map
TAGS:
Moscow Kremlin   Moscow monuments  Moscow shops  Siberia  Holy Trinity Lavra  St. Petersburg  LiveJournal  Moscow Urban Forum  Ilya Shiyan  Belorechensk  Garry Bardin  Russian mobile networks  Russian Internet  Russian Poetry  virtual office St. Petersburg  Alexander Pushkin  Sokolniki  International Dog Sled  Perm Territory  ENEA  French Artists  ROSCOSMOS  Moscow events  Moscow  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Literature  Oleg Kononenko  Muzeon Park  Smoking in Russia  Russian history  Vladimir  Russian business  Morgan Stanley  the Amur Region   Orthodox Church  Eduard Uspensky  Russian tourism  Tourist Attractions  Crimea  Central Bank  Shnobel Prize  Gingerbreads  Dynamo football club   Jazz  Russian Cinema  Pyotr Rychkov  Exhibitions in Moscow  Amur Region  activity holidays  Archeology 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites