Elemental composition of fine particles in four major Australian cities

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Title Elemental composition of fine particles in four major Australian cities
Author Hawas, Olga; Stelcer, Eduard; Cohen, David; Button, David; Denison, Lyn; Wong, Neil; Chan, Andrew; Simpson, Rod; Christensen, Elizabeth; Golding, Gary; Hodge, Mary; Kirkwood, John; Mitchell, Rob; Wainwright, David; Ardern, Fred
Publication Title National Clean Air Conference: linking air pollution science, policy and management : CASN03, Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle Australia, Sunday 23 November 2003 to Tuesday 27 November 2003 : [papers] Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand
Editor N/A
Year Published 2003
Place of publication Newcastle, N.S.W.
Publisher Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand
Abstract The investigation of the chemical composition of PM10 and PM 2.5 has been carried out since February 2003 in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. 24-hour aerosol samples are collected from a typical urban and suburban monitoring site operated by the state EPA in each city. ANSTO performs gravimetric analysis, accelerator-based ion beam analysis and integrating plate laser absorption analysis to determine the elemental composition of the aerosols. Preliminary results including quality assurance, aerosol concentrations and chemical composition including the levels of heavy metals in the samples collected up to April 2003 are discussed in this paper. The study is coordinated by Griffith University, EPA Victoria and University of the Sunshine Coast, and funded by the Commonwealth Government's Natural Heritage Trust.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.casanz.org.au
Copyright Statement Copyright 2003 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.
Conference name National Clean Air Conference
Location Newcastle, N.S.W.
Date From 2003-11-23
Date To 2003-11-27
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/1835
Date Accessioned 2004-01-07
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Science & Technology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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