Title
Chemistry of precipitation near a limestone building Chemistry of precipitation near a limestone building
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
Publication type
article
Publication
Dordrecht ,
Subject
Chemistry
Source (journal)
Water, air, and soil pollution. - Dordrecht
Volume/pages
38(1988) :3/4 , p. 273-282
ISSN
0049-6979
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
A total of 82 samples of wet and total deposition were sampled near the limestone cathedral at Mechelen, Belgium, which is presently being affected seriously by air pollution, and at a reference site. Most of these samples were analyzed for 10 major and 7 trace ions in solution and for 15 elements in suspension. It appeared that calcite, released from the building, effectively neutralizes the rainwater in the near vicinity and produces high Ca and bicarbonate concentrations. Heavy metal concentrations are hardly affected by the building.
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