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Analysis of crystalline phases in airborne particulate matter by two-dimensional X-ray diffraction (XRD2)

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Abstract

In this work, the potentiality of two-dimensional X-ray diffraction (XRD2) to characterise aerosol particles collected on commercial glass filters is presented. Indeed, even if routine analysis usually requires only mass determination, and rarely chemical composition, phase determination is fundamental to recognize the primary or secondary origin of the particulate matter and thus to determine the main sources of the pollution and to model contamination events. The experiments were performed at Daresbury Synchrotron (UK) Laboratory on 14.1 Beamline. The analysis of filters collected in Tuscany (Italy) is discussed with particular attention to the presence of arsenic sulfide. The first results of these experiments are very promising, showing the presence of unexpected compounds in the particulate matter of the investigated area.

Graphical abstract: Analysis of crystalline phases in airborne particulate matter by two-dimensional X-ray diffraction (XRD2)

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Submitted
09 Oct 2007
Accepted
29 Nov 2007
First published
07 Dec 2007

J. Environ. Monit., 2008,10, 82-88
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Paper

Analysis of crystalline phases in airborne particulate matter by two-dimensional X-ray diffraction (XRD2)

E. Bontempi, D. Benedetti, A. Zacco, E. Pantos, S. Boniotti, C. Saletti, P. Apostoli and L. E. Depero, J. Environ. Monit., 2008, 10, 82
DOI: 10.1039/B715517D

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