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  • 1 Slovak Technical University Department of Environmental Chemistry, Chemicotechnological Faculty Bratislava Slovak Republic
  • | 2 Matej Bel University Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Science Banská Bystrica Slovak Republic
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Abstract  

Radiometric X-ray fluorescence analysis was used for the determination of Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb in wastewater and sludges from three wastewater treatment plants in Bratislava (SR). Metals were determined in wastewaters after preconcentration by 8-hydroxyquinoline and in sludges by drying and pressing to pellets.238Pu and109Cd was used for excitation of fluorescence radiation.