Size-segregated concentration of heavy metals in an urban aerosol of the Balkans region (Belgrade)
AuthorsĐorđević, Dragana S.
Stortini, Angela Maria
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This work focuses on the heavy metals contents of the size-segregated urban aerosol of the continental area of Balkans. The distribution of nano/micron heavy metals in the size-segregated urban aerosol of Belgrade center was studied during the summer-autumn of 2008. The particle size distribution in the size ranges D-p lt = 0.49 mu m, 0.49 lt = D-p lt = 0.95 mu m, 0.95 lt = D-p lt = 1.5 mu m, 1.5 lt = D-p lt = 3.0 mu m, 3.0 lt = D-p lt = 7.2 mu m and D-p lt = 7.2 mu m was measured. The aerosol samples were submitted to gravimetric and chemical analyses. The obtained mean mass concentration of the PM fractions was in accordance with an urban aerosol distribution. The aerosol mass concentrations were determined by gravimetric measurements (m(GM)) and, for heavy metals analyzed by ICP/MS.
Keywords:Heavy metals / urban aerosol / Balkan
Source:Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, 2013, 1
- E D P Sciences, Cedex A
- The study of physicochemical and biochemical processes in living environment that have impacts on pollution and the investigation of possibilities for minimizing the consequences (RS-172001)
- SIMCA project INTERREG/ CARDS-PHARE Adriatic New Neighborhood Programme [06SER02/01/04]
- PROCEEDINGS OF THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEAVY METALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
- E3S Web of Conferences, Volume 1