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Main Title Implications of platinum-group element accumulation along U.S. roads from catalytic-converter attrition /
Author Ely, James C.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Neal, Clive R.,
Kulpa, Charles F.,
Schneegurt, Mark A.,
Seidler, James A.,
Jain, Jinesh C.,
Publisher American Chemical Society,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 899741466
Subjects Platinum group--Environmental aspects ; Roads--Environmental aspects
Local Library Info
Library Local Subject Local Note
ERA air; deposition; transport; sediments-road; copper-road; analog Brake Pad Partnership Technical Reference Library no.55.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  TL269.B73 no.55 Brake Pad Partnership Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/12/2015
Collation pages 3816-3822 : illustrations, figures ; 28 cm
Caption title. Photocopy of article from Environmental Science & Technology, vol.35, no.19, 2001, pp.3816-3822. Includes bibliographical references (pages 3821-3822).
Contents Notes
Looked at rhodium, platinum, and palladium content of soils from U.S. roadsides. These three elements are dispersed from automobile catalytic converters. Concentrations of all three elements near roadsides were well above background (approaching concentrations that would be economically viable to recover). Concentrations correlated with concentrations of traffic-related elements in soils (including copper). Platinum was observed at statistically significantly higher concentrations than background levels more than 50 meters from a roadside.