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Particle size distribution and anion content at a traffic site in Sha-Lu, Taiwan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11695598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ambient air particle concentrations were sampled by two total suspended particle (TSP) samplers, PM10/PM2.5 specific sampler and micro-orifice uniform deposit impactor (MOUDI) during July-October 2000 at a traffic sampling site in central Taiwan. The average TSP concentration (194 microg/m3) was about a factor of two higher than that of the fraction <2.5 microm (93.2 microg/m3). The mean level of the fraction <10 microm collected by MOUDI (93.2 microg/m3) was about 1 1/2 times higher than that of the size class <2.5 microm (43.8 microg/m3). Furthermore, this fraction showed a certain correlation with the TSP concentration. The particle size distribution was bimodal in the ambient air at the traffic site. The major peaks appear at particle diameters between 0.56-1.0 and 3.2-5.6 microm. The percentages of anions contained in TSP were 0.24% F-, 13.7% Cl, 0.52% Br, 12.0% NO-, 18.9% NO2-, and 54.6% SO2-. The Cl-, NO2-, and NO3- size distributions were all unimodal and the major peaks appeared at 3.2-5.6 microm. The SO2 size distribution was bimodal, with major peaks at 0.32-0.56 and 3.2-5.6.
K F Chang; G C Fang; C S Lu; H L Bai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0045-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-06     Completed Date:  2002-02-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  791-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring
Particle Size
Vehicle Emissions / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Anions; 0/Vehicle Emissions

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