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Torna all'elenco Contributi in rivista anno 2014

Contributo in rivista

Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Seasonal variations in the chemical composition of particulate matter: A case study in the Po Valley. Part II: Concentration and solubility of micro- and trace-elements

Anno di pubblicazione: 2014

Autori: Canepari S.; Astolfi M.L.; Farao C.; Maretto M.; Frasca D.; Marcoccia M.; Perrino C.

Affiliazioni autori: Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro, 5, Rome, 00185, Italy; C.N.R. Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Via Salaria, Km 29,300, Monterotondo, Rome, 00015, Italy

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Size distribution (fine and coarse fraction) and solubility distribution (extracted and residual fraction) of 20 elements (As, Ba, Be, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Pb, Ni, Rb, S, Sb, Se, Sn, Sr, Ti, Tl, V) in atmospheric particulate matter (PM) were determined during a 5-year field study carried out in the Po Valley (peri-urban area of Ferrara, in Northern Italy). By studying the contribution of the two size fractions and the two solubility fractions to the atmospheric concentration of each element, it was possible to obtain interesting information about the variability of PM sources, to assess the role played by atmospheric stability in determining pollution episodes, and to obtain an estimate of the bio-accessible fraction. Atmospheric stability is confirmed to be one of the main causes of atmospheric pollution in this area and is to be responsible for the pronounced winter increase in both PM and elemental concentration. Long-range transport of natural and polluted air masses caused temporary increases in PM and elemental concentration, while local industrial emission seemed to play a secondary role. Regulated elements were well below their concentration limit, but many toxic elements were in the form of fine particles and soluble chemical species, more accessible to the environment, and the human body. 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 4010

Pagine a: 4022


Environmetal science and pollution research international Springer
Paese di pubblicazione: Germania
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1614-7499

Numero volume: 21

Numero fascicolo: 6

DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-2298-1

Indicizzato da: Scopus [2-s2.0-84895878610]

Parole chiave:

  • Bio-Accessibility
  • Chemical and Dimensional Fractionation
  • Elemental Concentration
  • Fog
  • Particulate Matter
  • Po Valley
  • Source Traceability

URL: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84895878610&partnerID=q2rCbXpz

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