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Title: Comparison between XRF and IBA techniques in analysis of fine aerosols collected in Rijeka, Croatia
Authors: Ivošević, T
Mandić, L
Orlić, I
Stelcer, E
Cohen, DD
Keywords: Aerosols
Ion beams
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Ivošević, T., Mandić, L., Orlić, I., Stelcer, E., & Cohen, D. D. (2014). Comparison between XRF and IBA techniques in analysis of fine aerosols collected in Rijeka, Croatia. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 337(0), 83-89. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2014.07.020
Abstract: The new system for energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) analysis has been installed at the Laboratory for Elemental Micro-Analysis (LEMA) at the University of Rijeka. Currently the key application of this new XRF system is in the field of environmental science, i.e. in the analysis of fine airborne particles. In this work, results of initial multi-elemental analysis of PM2.5 fraction is reported for the first time in the region of Rijeka, Croatia. Sampling was performed at the Rijeka City center, during a continuous 9-day period in February/March 2012. All samples were collected on stretched Teflon filters in 12 h periods. To check the reliability of the new XRF system, results of XRF analysis are compared with the results obtained by the well-established Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) laboratory at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). The concentrations of H, Na, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Br and Pb were determined. In addition, black carbon was determined by Laser Integrating Plate Method (LIPM). Very good agreement between XRF and IBA techniques is obtained for all elements detected by both techniques. Elemental concentrations were correlated with the traffic volume and wind speed and direction. The summary of our findings is presented and discussed in this paper. © 2014, Elsevier B.V.
Gov't Doc #: 7044
ISSN: 0168-583X
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