Total-Reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis of elements in size-fractionated particulate matter sampled on polycarbonate filters - Composition and sources of aerosol particles in Göteborg, Sweden

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Total-Reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis of elements in size-fractionated particulate matter sampled on polycarbonate filters - Composition and sources of aerosol particles in Göteborg, Sweden. / Wagner, Annemarie; Mages, Margarete.

In: Spectrochimica Acta - Part B Atomic Spectroscopy, Vol. 65, No. 6, 06.2010, p. 471-477.

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title = "Total-Reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis of elements in size-fractionated particulate matter sampled on polycarbonate filters - Composition and sources of aerosol particles in G{\"o}teborg, Sweden",
abstract = "This is the first study applying the technique of cold plasma ashing on polycarbonate filters as a preparative step for subsequent elemental analysis of aerosol particles by Total-Reflection X-ray fluorescence. The procedure has been validated by analyzing blanks of the filter material, chemicals used as additives as well as certified standard reference material. The results showed that cold plasma ashing is superior to conventional digestion methods with regard to the ease of sample preparation and contamination. A PIXE cascade impactor was used to collect size-fractionated aerosol particles in 9 size classes ranging from 16 to 0.06 μm aerodynamic diameter at an urban and a suburban site in G{\"o}teborg, Sweden. Filter segments loaded with the aerosol particles were cut out and fixed on Quartz carriers. After adding 10 ng of Ga as internal standard the samples were dried, digested by cold plasma ashing and analyzed by Total-Reflection X-ray fluorescence. The analysis of aerosol particles showed that elemental concentrations at both the urban and the suburban site in G{\"o}teborg were low compared to central Europe. More and concurrent sampling of size-fractionated particles is required to identify local sources of trace elements in the urban area of G{\"o}teborg.",
keywords = "Aerosol particles, Cold plasma ashing (CPA), Elemental analysis, Polycarbonate filters, Total reflection x-ray fluorescence, Chemistry",
author = "Annemarie Wagner and Margarete Mages",
year = "2010",
month = jun,
doi = "10.1016/j.sab.2010.02.007",
language = "English",
volume = "65",
pages = "471--477",
journal = "Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy",
issn = "0584-8547",
publisher = "Elsevier B.V.",
number = "6",

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AB - This is the first study applying the technique of cold plasma ashing on polycarbonate filters as a preparative step for subsequent elemental analysis of aerosol particles by Total-Reflection X-ray fluorescence. The procedure has been validated by analyzing blanks of the filter material, chemicals used as additives as well as certified standard reference material. The results showed that cold plasma ashing is superior to conventional digestion methods with regard to the ease of sample preparation and contamination. A PIXE cascade impactor was used to collect size-fractionated aerosol particles in 9 size classes ranging from 16 to 0.06 μm aerodynamic diameter at an urban and a suburban site in Göteborg, Sweden. Filter segments loaded with the aerosol particles were cut out and fixed on Quartz carriers. After adding 10 ng of Ga as internal standard the samples were dried, digested by cold plasma ashing and analyzed by Total-Reflection X-ray fluorescence. The analysis of aerosol particles showed that elemental concentrations at both the urban and the suburban site in Göteborg were low compared to central Europe. More and concurrent sampling of size-fractionated particles is required to identify local sources of trace elements in the urban area of Göteborg.

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KW - Cold plasma ashing (CPA)

KW - Elemental analysis

KW - Polycarbonate filters

KW - Total reflection x-ray fluorescence

KW - Chemistry

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