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Anal Sci. 2010;26(3):395-400.

Multielemental characterization of airborne particulate matter collected in Bucharest and Tokushima by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry.

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Department of Chemical Science and Technology, Institute of Science and Technology, The University of Tokushima, 2-1 Minamijosanjima, Tokushima 770-8506, Japan.


Airborne particulate matter (PM) collected in Bucharest (Romania) and Tokushima (Japan) was comprehensively characterized through multielemental analysis by ICP-MS to the PM samples. Prior to an elemental characterization of the sample, a multielemental determination method composed of acid digestion (HClO(4)/HNO(3)/HF or H(2)O(2)/HNO(3)/HF) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry/inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-MS/ICP-AES) was established to analyze a certified reference material of vehicle exhaust matter (NIES No. 8) for verifying the method. As the results, 39 elements in the certified reference material could be determined. They were a good agreement with the certified and reference values for HClO(4)/HNO(3)/HF acid digestion. Chalcophile elements, such as cadmium, antimony, and lead in Bucharest showed higher enrichment factors than those in Tokushima.

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