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Main Title Aerosol source characterization study in Miami, Florida : microscopical analysis /
Author Draftz, Ronald G.
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, IL.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/3-79-097; R803078; EPA-R-803078
Stock Number PB80-138035
OCLC Number 21005928
Subjects Aerosols
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Aerosols ; Chemical analysis ; Microscopy ; Exhaust emissions ; Weight(Mass) ; Florida ; Miami(Florida)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA-600/3-79-097 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-3-79-097 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/02/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-79-097 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-3-79-097 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/24/1997
NTIS  PB80-138035 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 58 : illustrations ; 28 cm
In June 1975 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted an experimental program in the Miami metropolitan area to collect atmospheric aerosols for the purpose of identifying aerosol composition and determing aerosol sources. Samples were collected for mass, trace metals, and microscopical analyses. Microscopical analyses showed that the composition of Miami's TSP (total suspended particulate) was similar to that of Chicago, St. Louis, and Philadelphia, with the exception that Miami receives a significant impact from ocean spray. Mineral fragments resuspended by traffic appear to be the primary aerosol mass contributor. Rubber tire fragments and carbonaceous vehicle exhaust are also major TSP contributors. These conclusions are based solely on three sampling days at three sites and should be confirmed by additional studies. However, the aerosol types and amounts found in Miami are likely to remain fairly constant throughout the year.
"Project Officer: Jack L. Durham." "Grant R803078." "September 1979."