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Elemental composition of total suspended particulate matter in Kuala Lumpur - A preliminary survey

Mohd. Yusoff, Mohd. Rashid and Ahmad, Rahmalan and Wood, Abdul Khalik (1986) Elemental composition of total suspended particulate matter in Kuala Lumpur - A preliminary survey. Simposium Kedua Jurutera Kimia Malaysia . pp. 1-16.

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Abstract

Eighteen samples of ambient 24-hr average total suspended particulate matter were collected at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia sampling station. A total of 25 trace-elements (Al, Ag, As, Au, Ba, Br, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Dy, Eu, Fe, La, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sb, Sc, Sm, Ti, V and Zn) were determined from the samples using instrumental neutral activation analysis and atomic absorption spectrophotometry techniques. The use of pairwise correlation statistic and enrichment factors were presented to identify sources. It was demonstrated that the particulate can be related into two specific source categories: soil derived (Al, Au, Ba, Ca, Cr, Cu, Dy, Eu, Fe, La, Mg, Mn, Sc, Sm, Ti, and V) and anthropogenic sources (Ag, As, Br, Cd, Co, Ni, Pb, Sb, and Zn). Pb and Br were mainly due to automobile exhausts emission.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:elemental composition, suspended paticulate matter, anthropogenic sources, pairwise correlation statistic
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:3734
Deposited By: Miss Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi
Deposited On:21 Jun 2007 08:45
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:11

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