Title
Gross alpha and beta activities of airborne particulate samples from Wawel Royal Castle Museum in Cracow, Poland Gross alpha and beta activities of airborne particulate samples from Wawel Royal Castle Museum in Cracow, Poland
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Chemistry
Engineering sciences. Technology
Source (journal)
Journal of radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry
Volume/pages
295(2013) :2 , p. 1567-1573
ISSN
0236-5731
ISI
000313713300105
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Soils are complex mixtures of organic, inorganic materials, and metal compounds from anthropogenic sources. In order to identify the pollution sources, their magnitude and development, several X-ray analytical methods were applied in this study. The concentrations of 16 elements were determined in all the soil samples using energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Soils of unknown origin were observed by scanning electron microscopy equipped with a Si(Li) X-ray detector using Monte Carlo simulation approach. The mineralogical analyses were carried out using X-ray diffraction spectrometry. Due to the correlations between heavy metals and oxide compounds, the samples were analyzed also by electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA) in order to have information about their oxide contents. On the other hand, soil pH and salinity levels were identified owing to their influence between heavy metal and soil-surface chemistry. Moreover, the geoaccumulation index (I geo) enables the assessment of contamination by comparing current and pre-industrial concentrations.
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