[AHW30-10] Source Identification of Molybdenum in Natural Water Around Erdenet City, Mongolia
Keywords:Erdenet city, Surface water, Source identification
Based on the spatial and temporal distribution of Mo concentration indicated the contaminated area and source of Mo was derived in August 2019. Govil river and Erdenet city centers are less than 30 µg/L. On the other hand, Erdenet and Khangal rivers are exceeds the WHO guideline 70 microgram per liter (µg/L) and higher than the world average. The tailing pond and ash pond seepage water was continuously drain to the downstream of the Erdenet and Khangal rivers. Due to sources of Mo is coming from mine tailing pond and ash pond of the power plant ranging 280 - 1700 µg/L. Groundwater was containing high concentration of Mo about 600 µg/L. Results suggest that the pond seepage water and groundwater are may main source of Mo contamination in the surface environment.
I would like to express my honest thanks to the financial supported agencies of the Higher Engineering Education Development Project, Functional material based on Mongolian Natural Minerals for Environmental Engineering, Cementitious and Float Process (No. J11A15), Biological Active Compounds and Useful Genes from Mongolian Plants, Microorganisms and their Application (No. J12A15), the Japan Society Promotion of Science (No. 17H06458) and the Environmental Research Project (No. 163288) from the Sumitomo Foundation. The study was performed as a cooperative research program of the Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology, Kanazawa University (No. 17039).