Geochemistry and origin of particles PM-10 in the area of Tikveš, Republic of Macedonia

Boev, Ivan and Spasovski, Orce and Mirakovski, Dejan and Karakaseva, Elizabeta (2014) Geochemistry and origin of particles PM-10 in the area of Tikveš, Republic of Macedonia. Geologica Macedonica, 28 (2). pp. 139-148. ISSN 0352-1206

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Abstract

We analyzed 13 aerosol samples collected on two sites in 2012: one in a commercial-industrial area and one in a residential area of Tikveš area. Coarse (PM 10) fractions were analyzed by ICP-MS at University in Štip. Seasonal gravimetric trends are obvious with higher concentrations in winter for both sides due to bad conditions of air circulation. Three main sources are proposed: (1) a natural source (crustal-geological formations) to which Mg, Li, Th, Na, Ca, U, Sr, Ca, Ti, V are related; (2) an industrial combustion source, which carries Cu, Mo, As, Zn, Pb; and (3) and nickel smelter source, characterized by high levels of Ni, Cr, Fe, Co, Mn.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Goran Tasev
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2014 11:19
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2014 11:19
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/11882

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