Assessment ofAtmosphericheavy metal deposition in North Egypt aerosols using neutron activation analysis and optical emission inductively coupled plasma

E.H. El-Araby , M.AbdEl-Wahab , H.M.Diab , T.M.El-Desouky , M.Mohsen ; Magda Abd El Wahab 


Abstract


The aim of the present study is to assess the current level of atmospheric heavy metal pollution of aerosols indifferent cities of North Egypt using the neutron activation analysis and optical emission inductively coupled plasma techniques. The results revealed that the highest concentrations of particulate matter PM10 and total suspended particulate matter were close to industrial areas. From the results of the enrichment factor calculations, the most significant elements of anthropogenic origin are Ba,Sb,Ce and Zn.


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Keywords North Egypt aerosols, Heavy metals, Neutron activation, OE-ICP technique, Enrichment factors
Issue Date 21-Jun-2011
Publisher Elsevier
Journal Applied Radiation and Isotopes 
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/123456789/2420
DOI 10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.06.005


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