Monitoring of heavy metals in urban snow as indicator of atmosphere pollution


Elik A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, cilt.82, ss.37-45, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 82 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/03067310290024085
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.37-45

Özet

Snow samples from six sites located in and around urban areas in Sivas city, Turkey, were collected in the winter of 2000. After ultrasonic leaching of the melted snow solutions, they were analysed for heavy metals (Mn, Zn, Pb, Cu, Ni and Cd) by atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS). The results of the analyses were used to determine major sources and magnitude of heavy metal pollution. Besides, it was compared with the heavy metal concentrations in the urban snow with those of background areas to see whether they could be used as an effective indicator of urban atmosphere pollution.