WIT Press


Pollution Of Moscow Air In Winter: A GC-MS Study Of Snow Samples

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,082 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000121

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A.T. Lebedev, O.V. Poliakova & O. Hanninen

Abstract

To find the most common and dangerous organic pollutants in the winter atmosphere of Moscow 4 snow samples were collected in various places in the city. Two "clean" samples from arctic territories of Finland and one from Baikal region in Siberia were collected as background. These samples were also used to detect possible atmospheric transportation of pollutants to the cold regions of the Earth. GC-MS was used as an analytical tool to identify and quantify individual organic compounds belonging to the various classes. As a result more than 250 compounds were detected. The possible presence of more than 100 other priority pollutants from the US EPA list was also screened. Introduction Being one of the major cities of the world Moscow is

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