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Physical And Mineralogical Characteristics Of The Atmospheric Aerosol In An Area Near Industrial Activity Based On Mineral Raw Materials

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010611

Volume

47

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

727 kb

Author(s)

E.T. Gomez, T. Sanfeliu, J. Rius & A.B. Vicente

Abstract

Physical and mineralogical characteristics of the atmospheric aerosol in an area near industrial activity based on mineral raw materials E.T. Gomez*, T. Sanfeliu*, J. Rius* & A.B. Vicente* *Uni. Mineralogia Aplicada y Ambiental Dpto. Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad Jaume I, Castellan, Spain * Inst. Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC), Bellaterra, Spain Abstract In this work, the physical and the mineralogical characteristics of TPS in the industrial ceramic area of Castellon are described. Samples of airborne particulate were collected by using a precision cascade impactor sampler. This collector allow to obtain seven fractions of size particle (range: 0.5 to 32fim) without filters. Four sampling places were studied. Station A located at coastal line, Station B and Station C placed at the ceramic industrial area, and Station D (rural station) located at 35 km from the industrial area. The concentration levels, which were obtained, were upper in the ceramic industrial areas t

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