Traffic-related platinum and rhodium concentrations in the atmosphere of Rome.

  title={Traffic-related platinum and rhodium concentrations in the atmosphere of Rome.},
  author={Beatrice Bocca and Francesco Petrucci and Alessandro Alimonti and Sergio Caroli},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  volume={5 4},
Platinum and Rh content in the atmosphere of Rome as released by car catalytic converters was monitored from 1998 to 2000 in six urban sites with different traffic intensities and in one rural area. Samples collected with medium-volume PM10 samplers were analyzed by Sector Field Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (SF-ICP-MS). The Pt content varied from 2.4 to 60.1 pg m(-3) (mean value 17.8 pg m(-3)) at the urban locations whilst that of Rh spanned the range 0.8-9.4 pg m(-3) (average… CONTINUE READING

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