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Main Title Lead particles in the Great Smoky Mountains biosphere reserve /
Author Wiersma, G. B., ; Frank, C. W. ; Brown, K. W. ; Davidson, C. I.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Frank, C. W.,
Brown, Kenneth Warren,
Davidson, C. I.,
Wiersma, G. B.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/4-80-002
Stock Number PB80-170004
OCLC Number 06137993
Subjects Lead--Environmental aspects ; Particles ; Air--Pollution--Great Smoky Mountains (NC and Tenn) ; Biosphere ; United States--Great Smoky Mountains
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Lead(Metal) ; Particles ; Remote sensing ; Sampling ; Exhaust emissions ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Sites ; Monitoring ; Great Smoky Mountains National Park ; Air pollution sampling
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-4-80-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/10/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/4-80-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/05/2017
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-80-002 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-4-80-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/12/2017
NTIS  PB80-170004 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 11 pages : 1 map ; 28 cm.
Remote air monitoring using 0.45-micrometer Millipore filters at eight remote sites in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has shown that lead particulates are contributing to the contamination of this designated biosphere reserve. Analytical results of these filters by atomic absorption spectrophotometry, x-ray fluorescence, and scanning electron microscopy showed that lead air concentrations varied frm a high of m to a low of 18.9 ng/cu m. The spherical shape of the lead particulates indicates that the moieties were formed by high temperature processes, such as by internal combustion engines. Also, the small particulate size may indicate long range transport and subsequent deposition from urban and/or industrialized areas.
"January 1980." Includes bibliographical references (pages 10-11).