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Trace elements and common ions in southeastern Idaho snow: Regional air pollutant tracers for source area emissions

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, , , , and
Edited by:
Benson S.A.Erickson T.A.
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2003.11.013

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Abstract

Snow sampling and analysis methods which produce accurate and ultra-low measurements of trace elements and common ion concentration in southeastern Idaho snow, were developed. Snow samples were collected over two winters to assess trace elements and common ion concentrations in air pollutant fallout across the southeastern Idaho. The area apportionment of apportionment of fallout concentrations measured at downwind location were investigated using pattern recognition and multivariate statistical technical techniques. Results show a high level of contribution from phosphates processing facilities located outside Pocatello in the southern portion of the Eastern Snake River Plain, and no obvious source area profiles other than at Pocatello.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Trace elements and common ions in southeastern Idaho snow: Regional air pollutant tracers for source area emissions
DOI:
10.1016/j.fuproc.2003.11.013
Volume
85
Issue:
6-7
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Fuel Processing Technology
First page:
657
Last page:
671
Number of Pages:
15
Conference Title:
Air Quality III: Mercury, Trace Elements and Particulate Matters
Conference Location:
Arlington, VA.
Conference Date:
9 September 2002 through 12 September 2002