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Size, composition, and mixing state of individual aerosol particles in a South China coastal city
Li W.; Shao L.; Wang Z.; Shen R.; Yang S.; Tang U.
2010
Source PublicationJournal of Environmental Sciences
ISSN10010742
Volume22Issue:4Pages:561
AbstractAerosol samples were collected in summer in Macao, a coastal city of the Pearl River Delta Region in China. Morphology, size, elemental composition, and mixing state of individual aerosol particles were determined by scanning electron microscopy coupled energy dispersive X-ray (SEM/EDX) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Based on the morphologies of 5711 aerosol particles, they consist of soot (32%), mineral (17%), secondary (22%), and unknown fine particles (29%). The sizes of these particles were mostly distributed between 0.1 and 0.4 μm. Compositions of 202 mineral particles were obtained by SEM/EDX. Mineral particles were mainly classified into three types: Si-rich, Ca-rich, and Na-rich. The compositions of typical mineral particles can indicate their sources in sampling location. For example, mineral particles, collected along the main street, were associated with trace amounts of heavy metals, such as Zn, Ti, Mn, Ba, Pb, and As. TEM observations indicate that most Na-rich particles were aged sea salt particles (e.g., Na2SO4 and NaNO3) which formed through heterogeneous chemical reactions between sea salt and acidic gases. Additionally, aging time of soot was short in Macao due to high humidity, high temperature, and high levels of sunlight in Macao. Most of soot and fine mineral dust particles were internally mixed with secondary particles. © 2010 The Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
KeywordHeterogeneous reaction Individual aerosol particles Sea salt Soot
DOI10.1016/S1001-0742(09)60146-7
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Li W.,Shao L.,Wang Z.,et al. Size, composition, and mixing state of individual aerosol particles in a South China coastal city[J]. Journal of Environmental Sciences,2010,22(4):561.
APA Li W.,Shao L.,Wang Z.,Shen R.,Yang S.,&Tang U..(2010).Size, composition, and mixing state of individual aerosol particles in a South China coastal city.Journal of Environmental Sciences,22(4),561.
MLA Li W.,et al."Size, composition, and mixing state of individual aerosol particles in a South China coastal city".Journal of Environmental Sciences 22.4(2010):561.
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