DATE2022-05-30 18:09:30
IDABSTRACT20220530180930-223
CONTACTLITSAV8@GMAIL.COM
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TITLEELEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF PM2.5 IN THE CENTER OF XANTHI IN GREECE USING X-RAY FLUORESCENCE
AUTHORSChrysoula Konteli (1) ,Aglaia Vlachopoulou (1) ,Dimitrios Emmanouloudis (2) ,Panagiotis Nastos (2,3) ,Elissavet Feloni (4)
AFFILIATIONS
  1. 1) International Hellenic University, Drama (Greece) ,2) Unesco Chair On Conservation Of Riparian And Deltaic Ecosystems,international Hellenic University, Drama (Greece) ,3) Department Of Geology And Geoenvironment, National And Kapodistrian University Of Athens, Athens (Greece) ,4) Department Of Topographic And Geoinformatics Engineering, University Of West Attica, Athens (Greece)
ABSTRACTABSTRACT:Particulate Matter (PM) is a major air pollutant causing serious health problems. The aim of the present study was to focus on the measurement and the detection of the different chemical elements. A total of 12 samples were collected due to various problems during the sampling. Nuclepore filters with a diameter of 90 mm and a pore diameter of 2μm, were used to collect the particles. Prior to each sampling, the filters were rinsed with deionized water and allowed to dry. Sampling was carried out in one of the streets with the most traffic, in the center of Xanthi with the help of a medium- size virtual sampler. The measurements lasted about a year and started on 29.09.2013 and completed on 04.11.2014. Then, after samples were taken, their analysis took place with a particular spectroscopic instrument in the Atmospheric Pollution Laboratory, where its location is on Kimmeria, Xanthi, Greece, to make the detection of chemical elements that were in the filters. The survey results present high concentrations, especially in November and during the summer months. The conclusion of this period is that in summer, there is an increased traffic, and also during the winter months, because of cold generally prevailing in Xanthi, namely due to climate, we have large heating levels and then we have high concentrations of elements from fuel and general combustion. The elements that cause the greatest interest because of their high concentrations are nickel, iron, sulphur and chromium. Keywords: Air Pollutants, Chemical Elements, Fluorescence, Mediterranean, Particulate Matter, X-ray
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