Spatial and temporal distribution of ambient nitric acid and ammonia in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta

  title={Spatial and temporal distribution of ambient nitric acid and ammonia in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta},
  author={A. Bytnerowicz and W. Frączek and S. Schilling and D. Alexander},
  journal={Journal of Limnology},
  • A. Bytnerowicz, W. Frączek, +1 author D. Alexander
  • Published 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Limnology
  • Monthly average ambient concentrations of gaseous nitric acid (HNO3) and ammonia (NH3) were monitored at the Athabasca Oils Sands Region (AOSR), Alberta, Canada, between May 2005 and September 2008. Generally, concentrations of both pollutants were elevated and highly variable in space and time. The highest atmospheric concentrations occurred in the vicinity of the major mining and oil extraction activities of Fort Murray and Fort McKay. Maximum monthly average concentrations of HNO3 decreased… CONTINUE READING
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