Improved source assessment of Si, Al and related mineral components to PM10 based on a daily sampling procedure.

@article{Peng2010ImprovedSA,
  title={Improved source assessment of Si, Al and related mineral components to PM10 based on a daily sampling procedure.},
  author={Ge Peng and Hans Puxbaum and Heidi Bauer and Nicole Jankowski and Yao Shi},
  journal={Journal of environmental sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={582-8}
}
Samples obtained from an industrialized valley in the East Alpine region were collected daily for a half year and analyzed using X-ray fluorescence to examine the elements Si, Al, Fe, Ca, Mg, Na, K, Zn, P, S and Cl. Some factors affecting the changes of these elements were considered, including time, elemental correlations, weekday, weekend and seasonal changes. Diagnostic analysis provided an insight into a decoupling behavior that occursin siliceous and carbonates minerals. A decrease in Si… CONTINUE READING