Distribution of toxic and radiation components in air particulates

H. Rausch, I. L. Sziklai, J. Borossay, K. Torkos, T. Rikker, É Zemplén-Papp

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Abstract

The concentrations of several toxic heavy metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in various types of Hungarian fly-ash fine particulates were investigated by means of instrumental neutron activation analysis, X-ray fluorescence analysis and gas chromatography, coupled with mass spectrometry. Within a power station, particulate samples were taken from the boiler zone (BO), from the electrostatic dust filter chamber (FI) and from the flue-gas at the top of the stack (ST). Enrichment rates of the toxic metals both in FI and ST particulate fractions related to the BO concentrations were calculated to enable the temperature dependence on the adsorption of the toxic components to be studied. In addition, both the total amounts of the VOCs and their partial distributions in accordance with the number of carbon atoms were also studied in fly-ash particulates. From them, 31 organic species were identified and determined. Since Hungarian brown coals have high uranium and thorium contents, the specific radioactivities of the daughter isotopes of both the 232Th and 238U decay series were also measured and are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-291
Number of pages9
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume173-174
Issue numberC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1995

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Poisons
Volatile organic compounds
Fly ash
fly ash
Coal Ash
volatile organic compound
Volatile Organic Compounds
Radiation
Neutron activation analysis
Thorium
Radioactivity
neutron activation analysis
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thorium
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X-ray fluorescence
Flue gases
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Keywords

  • Air particulates
  • Fly-ash
  • Hungary
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Rausch, H., Sziklai, I. L., Borossay, J., Torkos, K., Rikker, T., & Zemplén-Papp, É. (1995). Distribution of toxic and radiation components in air particulates. Science of the Total Environment, 173-174(C), 283-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/0048-9697(95)04767-0

Distribution of toxic and radiation components in air particulates. / Rausch, H.; Sziklai, I. L.; Borossay, J.; Torkos, K.; Rikker, T.; Zemplén-Papp, É.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 173-174, No. C, 01.12.1995, p. 283-291.

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Rausch, H, Sziklai, IL, Borossay, J, Torkos, K, Rikker, T & Zemplén-Papp, É 1995, 'Distribution of toxic and radiation components in air particulates', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 173-174, no. C, pp. 283-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/0048-9697(95)04767-0
Rausch, H. ; Sziklai, I. L. ; Borossay, J. ; Torkos, K. ; Rikker, T. ; Zemplén-Papp, É. / Distribution of toxic and radiation components in air particulates. In: Science of the Total Environment. 1995 ; Vol. 173-174, No. C. pp. 283-291.
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