A new approach for the determination of sulphur in airborne particles by HR-CS ETAAS


Ozbek N. , Baysal A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, vol.96, no.6, pp.505-514, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03067319.2016.1180381
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.505-514

Abstract

In this work, water and nitric acid extractable sulphur concentrations in PM2.5 fraction of urban aerosols were determined by high-resolution continuum source electrothermal molecular absorption spectrometry using most suitable CS molecular absorption band at 258.056 nm. For this purpose, the PM2.5 airborne particulates were collected on quartz filters using a high-volume sampler (500 L/min) in Istanbul (Turkey) during six months (January-June) of two consecutive years. The instrumental and experimental parameters (pyrolysis temperature, molecule formation temperature and leaching reagents) were optimised. The validity of the method for the sulphur was tested using standard reference material and the results were found to be in the uncertainty limits of the certified value.