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Main Title Surface Analysis of Particles Emitted to the Atmosphere (Journal Version).
Author Natusch, D. F. S. ; Denoyer, E. R. ; Keyser, T. R. ; Kirton, S. E. ; Taylor, D. R. ;
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-R-803950; EPA-600/J-80-422;
Stock Number PB83-240796
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Particles ; Surfaces ; Chemical analysis ; Metals ; Organic compounds ; Environmental impacts ; Solvents ; Trace elements ; Moisture content ; Fly ash ; Dust ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Adsorption ; Reprints ; Air pollution detection ; Air--water interfaces ; Auger electron spectroscopy ; ESCA(Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis) ; Toxic substances ; Baghouses
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NTIS  PB83-240796 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
A number of potentially toxic trace metal and organic species have been shown to be preferentially enriched on the surfaces of most types of anthropogenic particles which are emitted to the atmosphere. The use of several surface analytical techniques including ion microprobe mass spectrometry, Auger electron spectrometry, electron spectrometry for chemical analysis (ESCA), and time resolved solvent leaching for the study of such particles is discussed. Results are evaluated in terms of the information they provide about the processes of particle formation and transformation and about potential environmental impacts. In addition, the strengths and weaknesses of the different techniques are compared with emphasis on those directly related to particle surface analysis. (Copyright (c) The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1980).