Trace and major element compositions of Black Sea aerosol

KARAKAŞ D., Olmez I., Tosun S., Tuncel G.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.259, no.1, pp.187-192, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA), flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS), flame atomic emission spectrometry (FAES), graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GF-AAS), ion chromatography (IC) and visible spectrometry (VIS) were used to determine the composition of atmospheric aerosols, collected at a rural site in the Western Black Sea Coast of Turkey. A total of 3 54 daily aerosol samples were analyzed for 46 trace and major elements and ions. Sample preparation, quality control procedures, instrumental operating conditions for INAA and source apportionment work is presented.