CAMELIA CAPATINA, DANIELA CIRTIN COMPARATIVE STUDY REGARDING HEAVY METALS CONTENT IN AIR FROM TARGU JIU AND ROVINARI
Environmental pollution represents an important and complex subject with a huge concern for both scientists in different fields, but also for the governments, national and international organizations. Besides the indisputable advantages of the industry for the human development, it has a big contribution to environmental pollution with negative effects to the human health. Heavy metals in the environment have negative effects to the ecosystems and to human health. Consequently, it is necessary to determine the level of heavy metals in the environment to take measures to reduce the environment pollution. According to this issue, the main purpose of these research studies is to perform a comparative analysis of heavy metals content in Targu-Jiu and Rovinari area, those being ones of the most pollution affected areas in Jiu county. The results obtained show that the heavy metals contents in PM10 in the air in these areas chosen for the study are below the permitted limit values for the period 2015-2016.
Keywords: heavy metals content in air, air quality, PM10