Surface analysis of air pollutants collected in populated areas

L. Kövér, J. Tóth, J. B. Schág, I. Borbély-Kiss, P. Barna, I. Pozsgai, F. Medve

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Aerosol samples were collected from different densely populated areas of the town Debrecen (Hungary), involving the neighbourhood of potential air pollution emitters as well as of some residential areas. The particle size was limited to {less-than or approximate}2-4 μm using a cascade impactor during sampling. Air pollutants collected were analysed by chemical and surface (bulk) analytical methods (XPS, PIXE, SEM, EPMA, IR). The results obtained show a much more detailed picture (regarding elemental and molecular composition as well as morphology) compared to routine monitoring by chemical methods. In the case of sulphur adsorbed on different (metal) surfaces sulphide was found by XPS to be dominating, contrary to the results of our earlier XPS analysis of aerosol ejected by a coal-fired power plant [L Kövér and J Tóth, Atmospheric Environ, 18, 2135 (1985)].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalVacuum
Volume37
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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Air Pollutants
Surface analysis
contaminants
aerosols
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
residential areas
Aerosols
Hungary
air pollution
impactors
air
power plants
Air
coal
metal surfaces
sulfides
cascades
emitters
sulfur
Cascades (fluid mechanics)

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  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Surface analysis of air pollutants collected in populated areas. / Kövér, L.; Tóth, J.; Schág, J. B.; Borbély-Kiss, I.; Barna, P.; Pozsgai, I.; Medve, F.

In: Vacuum, Vol. 37, No. 1-2, 1987, p. 175-177.

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Kövér, L. ; Tóth, J. ; Schág, J. B. ; Borbély-Kiss, I. ; Barna, P. ; Pozsgai, I. ; Medve, F. / Surface analysis of air pollutants collected in populated areas. In: Vacuum. 1987 ; Vol. 37, No. 1-2. pp. 175-177.
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