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dc.contributor.authorHawas, Olgaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStelcer, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Andrew Yiu-chungen_US
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Roden_US
dc.contributor.authorDenison, Lynen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, Neilen_US
dc.contributor.authorGolding, Garyen_US
dc.contributor.authorChristensen, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorGore, Willyen_US
dc.contributor.authorHodge, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorComino, Evaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarswell, Stewarten_US
dc.contributor.editorCASANZen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:05:09Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:05:09Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-02T06:04:45Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/2716
dc.description.abstractA study, funded by Department of Environment and Heritage's Living Cities Program, collected samples of both PM2.5 (fine particles) and PM2.5-10 (coarse particles) over a 12-month period during 2003-2004 in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. 24-hour aerosol samples were collected in six-day cycle using dichotomous samplers at two sites from a typical urban and typical suburban monitoring site operated by the state EPA in each city. ANSTO performed gravimetric analysis and accelerator-based ion beam analysis which provided information on F, Na, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Ni, Zn, Sr, Br and Pb to determine the elemental composition of the aerosols. The overall average concentration of fine particles was 5.6 姯m3, while PM2.5-10 10 姯m3. The concentrations of fine particles did not exceed USEPA air quality standards and proposed 24-hour and annual NEPM goal. The elemental composition of PM2.5-10 particles was dominated by Si, Fe, Al, K, Ca, Na and Cl, while black carbon, S, Na and Cl dominated the fine fraction. V, Cr, Ni and Co were below the minimum detection limits in most of the samples. The concentrations of Mn, Cu, Zn and Pb were measured below 0.01 姯m3 in the coarse particles and below 0.02 姯m3 in fine aerosols. The measured concentrations of heavy metals exhibit spatial and temporal variations.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCASANZen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.casanz.org.auen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameThe 17th International Clean Air and Environment Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of The 17th International Clean Air and Environment Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2005-05-03en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2005-05-06en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationHobarten_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300899en_US
dc.titleTrace heavy metals in fine and coarse aerosols in four major Australian cities.en_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2005 CASANZ. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
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