Aerosol and air pollution study by neutron activation analysis

G. Shani, A. Haccoun, A. Kushelevsky

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Thermal neutron activation analysis technique was used in air pollution and aerosol elemental content and size distribution investigations. Air pollution samples were collected on Whatman 41 paper filters which were activated along with known quantities of standards in a flux of ∼1013 n·cm-2·s-1. The activity of the samples was measured with a 40 cm3 Ge(Li) detector and analyzed with the computer program JANE, which identified the isotopes and found their quantities by normalization with the standard measurement results. Correlation between the various elements, in particular those belonging to dust from the desert and those considered typical urban air pollution, is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-256
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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