Analysis of aerosols at the Bosporus bridge of Istanbul

Ozben C. Ş., BELIN B., GUVEN H.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.238, pp.101-104, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Air samples collected at the second Bosporus bridge of Istanbul which carries a heavy traffic load between Asia and Europe, were analyzed for 22 elements by the INAA method. Pb, Cd and Fe concentrations in the samples were determined by AAS. Iron concentrations were used as a cross check between the two methods. In order to define the enrichment factors for the elements in the bridge area, a sample collected from our university campus which can be considered as a rural site, was also analyzed. Differences were observed especially for Br, Al, Mg, Ti, Cu and Na between the two sites. Based on the results of the samples from the bridge; we got a value of 0.58(16) for the Br/Pb-ratio.