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|Title:||Comparison of Voltammetry and Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry for the Determination of Heavy Metals in PM10 Airborne Particulate Matter|
|Authors:||BUZICA DANIELA; GERBOLES MICHEL; BOROWIAK ANNETTE; TRINCHERINI Pier; PASSARELLA ROSANNA; PEDRONI VALERIO|
|Citation:||ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT vol. 40 p. 4703-4710|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||Voltammetry was examined for the determination of heavy metals in ambient air particulate matter on quartz filter. Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn, As were determined by anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) while adsorptive stripping voltammetry (AdSV) was used for Ni. The method detection limit and recovery of the voltammetric method were evaluated and found to satisfy the requirements of the EN 14902. A comparison of analytical data for analyzing real samples was carried out between voltammetry and Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry on a NIST Certified Reference Material and PM10 filters. Here also the differences between the measurements by ICP-MS and voltammetry remained consistent with the level of uncertainty requested in the European Directives for heavy metals.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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