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|Main Title||Natural Removal of Lead Pollutants from a Suburban Atmosphere.|
|Author||Atkins, Patrick R. ; Kruger., Paul ;|
|CORP Author||Stanford Univ., Calif. Dept. of Civil Engineering|
|Report Number||Rept. No. ;TR-98; FWPCA-5F1-WP-33 ;FWPCA-WP-009;|
|Stock Number||PB-260 100|
|Additional Subjects||Particulates ; Lead inorganic compounds ; Fuel additives ; Air cleaning ; Sedimentation ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Nucleation ; Automobile exhaust ; Air pollution ; Palo Alto(California) ;|
The results of a study to determine how effectively natural cleansing processes remove lead pollutants in the atmosphere are presented. The study included (1) field sampling in Palo Alto, California, to determine the effectiveness of sedimentation, impaction, rainout, and washout, and (2) a laboratory study to determine how well specific lead compound aerosol particles act as nuclei for droplet formation. The field sampling data indicated that sedimentation is responsible for a major portion of the lead removal in the Palo Alto area.