Study of urban soil collected from a future residential complex area from Galati, Romania

  • Alina Sion Dunarea de Jos University of Galati
  • Antoaneta Ene Dunarea de Jos University of Galati
  • Gabriela Cojocaru University of Bucharest
Keywords: soil analysis, oil factory, old industrial establishment, XRF


In this paper, soil samples collected from an area where a real estate will develop were studied. The study presents a qualitative and quantitative XRF analysis of samples from an oil factory, Prutul S.A. and old industrial establishment, S.C. Intfor S.A. To assess the level of pollution there were calculated by using Microsoft Excel: total contamination index (HC), Saet summary index after the hazard index (ZC), total pollution index (ZCT) and ecological risk factor (ER). The conclusion for location Prutul S.A. is that the majority of the samples had concentrations below the limits proposed by legislation. In this case, the exceptions are the elements Cr, Ni, and As. Regarding S.C. Intfor S.A., due to the main area of activity, a significant amount of Zn was present, directly affecting the environmental health. Moreover, the presence of Hg, Pb, Cu, Cr, As, V, etc., makes from location F a highly polluted place.

How to Cite
Sion, A., Ene, A. and Cojocaru, G. (2023) “Study of urban soil collected from a future residential complex area from Galati, Romania”, Analele Universității ”Dunărea de Jos” din Galați. Fascicula II, Matematică, fizică, mecanică teoretică / Annals of the ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle II, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Mechanics, 2(46), pp. 79-85. doi:

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