WIT Press

Dust Air Pollution In A Mediterranean Industrial Area

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940491

Volume

3

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

635 kb

Author(s)

A. Boix, M.M. Jordan, T. Sanfeliu & A. Justo

Abstract

The aim of this work is to characterize the mineral phases present in the atmosphere of Castellon, a city located on the Mediterrenean Coast of Spain. Samples of atmospheric particles were collected using a medium volume sampler, MCV-8D, in the centre of the city. A bracket of nitrate and cellulose filters (Millipore HAWP04700) with a pore diameter of 0.45 um was used. In order to determine major phases, the samples were analyzed by X-Ray diffraction using a Siemens D-5000 X-Ray powder diffractometer equiped with a thin film attachment. The samples were analyzed by SEM, using a Jeol scanning microscope with an energy dispersive X-Ray detector (EDX), using ZAP correction. The mineralogical study of the sample filters shows the presence of quartz, calcite, muscovite, kaolinite and dolomite as the principal phases. The mic

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