Chemical and micromorphological properties of TSP and PM 10 particles: Case study in Bucharest urban area

Elena Alina Olaru, Zvi Y. Offer, Florin Ruta, Ion Udrea

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this work was to determine some aspects of micromorphology of total suspended particles (TSP) and particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ≤10 μm (PM 10) and their major elemental components in order to highlight the main characteristics of the atmospheric particles from an urban environment, having a case study in the urban area of Bucharest. The sampling of PM 10 and TSP were conducted in the close vicinity of a high traffic road for 72 h per sample and also priority pollutants in air: Pb and Cd were quantified and correlations between their concentrations and local wind directions were also found. The parameters characterizing the micromorphology of particle-roughness of the particle surface and area of particle-were correlated with wind direction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4737-4745
    Number of pages9
    JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
    Volume184
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Aug 2012

    Keywords

    • Cd
    • Elongation of the particle
    • PM
    • Pb
    • Roughness of the particle surface
    • TSP

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Environmental Science
    • Pollution
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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