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dc.contributor.authorFrantz Lütke, Sabrina
dc.contributor.authorSilva Oliveira, Marcos Leandro
dc.contributor.authorSilva Oliveira, Luis Felipe
dc.contributor.authorCadaval Jr., Tito R. S.
dc.contributor.authorDotto, Guilherme Luiz
dc.description.abstractThe present work investigates hazardous elements and nanomineralogical assemblages of phosphogypsum waste from an abandoned phosphate fertilizer industry located in Santa Catarina state (Brazil). Correlations between the chemical composition, nanominerals, and ultrafine particles are discussed. Multifaceted physical-geochemical study provided a careful understanding of the nanomineralogical assemblage of the phosphogypsum waste. The electron beam investigation revealed the presence of many hazardous elements in the ultrafine particles. Cr, Pb, Mn, Se, Sr, and Zr, among others, were found in individual ultrafine particles and nanominerals in all studied samples. Besides that, rare earth elements were found in different concentration ranges, being Ce, La, and Nd, the rare earth elements, found in the higher concentrations, above 900 mg kg−1. The data supplied by this article are important to characterize the phosphogypsum waste, assessing the potential hazard to the environment and human health, and also, provides information to enable the designing of alternatives to manage this
dc.publisherUniversidad de la Costaspa
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.subjectUltrafine particlesspa
dc.subjectHazardous elementsspa
dc.titleNanominerals assemblages and hazardous elements assessment in phosphogypsum from an abandoned phosphate fertilizer industryspa

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