Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 146, Issue 1–3, pp 203–210 | Cite as

Four trace elements contents of water environment of mining subsidence in the Huainan diggings, China



Mining subsidence pool is the special waters formed by coal mining, located near the mine. We understand the impact on these waters of the surrounding coal production activities and the electricity plant through research the content and characteristics of harmful trace elements in coal contained in these waters. Pb, Hg, Se and Cr these four trace elements increase 0.52, 0.78, 0.70 and 0.28% respectively in Datong mining subsidence pool from November 2004 to November 2006; the four elements increase 1.52, 1.23, 1.08 and 1.08% respectively in Xie’er mining subsidence pool; the four elements increase 1.01, 1.06, 1.02 and 0.83% respectively in Pansan mining subsidence pool. The absolute value of Pb, Hg, Se and Cr in mining subsidence pool is related with their background value, while the increase in their concentration and their environment of mine and electricity plant surrounded are closely linked.


Mining subsidence pool Trace elements Coal mine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Earth and Environment DepartmentAnhui University of Science and TechnologyHuainanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Suzhou UniversitySuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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