Effect of fireworks events on urban background trace metal aerosol concentrations: is the cocktail worth the show?

  title={Effect of fireworks events on urban background trace metal aerosol concentrations: is the cocktail worth the show?},
  author={T Moreno and Xavier Querol and Andr{\'e}s Alastuey and Fulvio Amato and Jorge Pey and Marco Pandolfi and Nino K{\"u}nzli and Laura 4 Bouso and Marcela Rivera and Wes Gibbons},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  volume={183 1-3},
We report on the effect of a major firework event on urban background atmospheric PM(2.5) chemistry, using 24-h data collected over 8 weeks at two sites in Girona, Spain. The firework pollution episode (Sant Joan fiesta on 23rd June 2008) measured in city centre parkland increased local background PM(2.5) concentrations as follows: Sr (x86), K (x26), Ba (x11), Co (x9), Pb (x7), Cu (x5), Zn (x4), Bi (x4), Mg (x4), Rb (x4), Sb (x3), P (x3), Ga (x2), Mn (x2), As (x2), Ti (x2) and SO(4)(2-) (x2… CONTINUE READING
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