Title
Air particulate emissions in developing countries : a case study in South AfricaAir particulate emissions in developing countries : a case study in South Africa
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Research group
AXES (Antwerp X-ray Analysis, Electrochemistry and Speciation)
Laboratory Experimental Medicine and Pediatrics (LEMP)
Department of Chemistry
Publication type
article
Publication
New York, NY,
Subject
Chemistry
Source (journal)
Analytical letters. - New York, NY
Volume/pages
44(2011):11, p. 1907-1924
ISSN
0003-2719
ISI
000330618400006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Atmospheric aerosols were collected during the winter in Bethlehem, South Africa. The particulate mass concentrations, ambient carbon mass concentrations, and chemical composition of various particulate fractions showed that the area is highly polluted. The fine particle mass concentrations peaked at 1000 µg/m3 for PM2.5. Ambient carbon mass concentrations ranged from 20 to 40 µg/m3. Single particle analysis confirmed that the fine particle fraction was dominated by organic particles. The topographical conditions, causing a low inversion, together with the high amounts of emissions from biomass burning, result in unacceptable levels of air pollution and pose a considerable health threat to the population.
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