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Instytut Hydrogeologii i Geologii Inżynierskiej, Wydział Geologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, ul. Żwirki i Wigury 93, 02-089 Warszawa
Publication date: 2015-10-04
Inż. Ekolog. 2015; 44:68-73
Carbon isotope analyses can be used for knowledge and practical purpose. They can be used to assess the genesis of carbon in geochemical environment, and may also be used to indicate environmental contamination by carbon-containing compounds. The aim of the paper is to indicate the possibilities of using carbon isotope composition for interpretation concerning the following elements of the natural environment: atmospheric air, subsurface zone (gases in soils and aeration zone) in terms of natural and anthropogenic factors influencing on their quality. This method can be applied universally, when carbon sources are different in isotopic composition.
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