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Title
Characterization of individual estuarine and marine particles by LAMMA and EPXMA
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Abstract
Laser microprobe mass analysis (LAMMA) was applied to particulate matter from the Atlantic Ocean. Inferring information about the surface layer by LAMMA was not probe X-ray microanalysis (EPXMA). Geochemically relevant groups of particles had been identified by EPXMA and cluster analysis. For both locations, the most abundant ones appeared to be those rich in silicon and the alumino-silicates. Afterwards LAMMA was applied to obtain more information about the trace element composition and surface characteristics. The iron-rich phase appeared to contain significant amounts of heavy metals and of phosphate. Lead appeared to be associated in detectable amounts with alumino-silicates in the Scheldt but not with those in the Atlantic Ocean. Inferring information about the surface layer by LAMMA was not always unambiguous.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of environmental analytical chemistry. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 1988
ISSN
0306-7319
Volume/pages
34:1(1988), p. 17-29
ISI
A1988Q274200002
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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