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Main Title Chemical Element Balance Analysis of Denver Aerosol.
Author Dzubay, T. G. ; Stevens, R. K. ; Courtney, W. J. ; Drane, E. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/D-82-061;
Stock Number PB82-167180
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Gas analysis ; Particles ; Weight(Mass) ; Air filters ; Chemical analysis ; X ray fluorescence ; Reprints ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Chemical element balance method ; Denver(Colorado)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-167180 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 14p
Abstract Particulate samples, collected on Teflon filters by dichotomous samplers in Denver, Colorado, for 12 months during 1979, were analyzed for mass by beta radiation attenuation and for elemental composition by x-ray fluorescence. The resulting data were analyzed in terms of a chemical element balance method to resolve particulate mass into the following six components: ammonium sulfate, motor vehicle exhaust, shale, limestone, road salt, and refuse incineration. Time series plots of monthly values revealed that the road salt component was important only during winter and that the motor vehicle exhaust component was substantially elevated during fall and winter. Although the magnitude of the motor vehicle component in the fine particle fraction was elevated during the fall-winter season, its percentage contribution to the total observed mass (about 25%) remained reasonably constant throughout the year. The six components plus carbon and nitrate account for almost all of the total particulate mass, although the chemical element balance model underestimated by a factor of 4 the amount of carbon during January. Further mathematical analysis of the data to apportion the carbon more accurately and additional analyses to determine crystalline phases and individual particles are needed and discussed.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Electron Microscopy and X-ray Applications to Environmental and Occupational Health Analysis, Chapter 2, p23-42 1981.
NTIS Title Notes Book article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Chemical Element Balance Analysis of Denver Aerosol.
PUB Date Free Form 1981
Category Codes 7D; 68A; 99A
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/09
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323811452
Origin NTIS
Type CAT