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Comparison Between Marine And Rural Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Collected In A Mediterranean Coastal Site (Castellon - Spain)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940552

Volume

4

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

603 kb

Author(s)

V. Esteve & J.L. Uso

Abstract

The aim of this work is the comparison between airborne particles collected in two sites of Castellon, a Mediterranean Spanish city. "El Ingenio", a rural site, and "El Grao", a site at the harbour. Samples of atmospheric aerosol particles were collected at "El Grao" site for more three months and at "El Ingenio" site in Castellon for eight months. One seven days sample was collected each week by using a high volume sampler, equipped with a cascade impactor, consisting of six stages with aluminium plates as collection supports Analyses were performed using X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) and analytical scanning electron microscopy (SEM/EDS) By XRPD we have identified presence of quartz, calcite, halite, gypsum and phyllosili

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