Study on air pollution monitoring in Korea using low volume air sampler by instrumental neutron activation analysis

Yong Sam Chung, Jong Hwa Moon, Young Ju Chung, Seungyeon Cho, Sang Hun Kang

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to enhance the use of nuclear analytical techniques for air pollution studies and to study the feasibility of the use of instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) as a routine monitoring tool to reveal environmental pollution sources. For the collection of air particulate samples, the Gent stacked filter unit, low volume sampler with Nucleopore membrane filters were used. Trace elements in samples collected at two suburban residential sites, Taejon and Wonju city in the Republic of Korea, were analyzed by INAA. Variations of the elemental concentrations were measured monthly and the enrichment factors were calculated for the fine (<2 μm EAD) and coarse size (2-10 μm EAD) fractions. The analytical data were treated statistically to estimate the relationship between the two variables, the concentrations of elements and the total suspended particulate matter. The results were used to describe the emission source and their correlation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-94
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume240
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 May 10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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