X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of Fine Atmospheric Aerosols from a Site in Mexico City

  • A. E. Hernandez-Lopez Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Investigación Científica, 04510, México, D.F., Mexico; Instituto de Física, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 20-364, 01000 México, Cd. Mx., Mexico
  • J. Miranda Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Investigación Científica, 04510, México, D.F., Mexico; Instituto de Física, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 20-364, 01000 México, Cd. Mx., Mexico
  • J.S. Pineda Instituto de Física, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 20-364, 01000 México, Cd. Mx., Mexico
Keywords: XRF, atmospheric aerosols

Abstract

A study was performed in the Winter of the year 2015 in a Southwestern site in the MAMC (Ciudad Universitaria), collecting PM2.5 samples with a Mini Vol. As a part of wider study focused to fully characterize aerosols at this site, an X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer (based on an Rh X-ray tube) built to analyze environmental samples, was used to characterize the sample set. A total of 16 elements (Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, and Pb) were detected in most samples and mean concentrations were calculated. Cluster analysis was also applied to the elemental concentrations to find possible correlations among the elements.

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Published
2016-08-08
How to Cite
A. E. Hernandez-Lopez, J. Miranda, & J.S. Pineda. (2016). X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of Fine Atmospheric Aerosols from a Site in Mexico City . Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Sciences, Radiation and Applications, 4(1), 25-30. https://doi.org/10.15415/jnp.2016.41003
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