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Characterisation of atmospheric aerosol by SEM-EDX and Ion-chromatography techniques for eastern Indo-Gangetic plain location, Varanasi, India

Singh, AK and Srivastava, MK and Singh, M and Srivastava, AK and Sravan, Kumar and Tiwari, S and Singh, BP and Bisht, DS and Tiwari, S (2014) Characterisation of atmospheric aerosol by SEM-EDX and Ion-chromatography techniques for eastern Indo-Gangetic plain location, Varanasi, India. International Journal of Advances in Earth Sciences, 3. pp. 41-51.

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Abstract

Atmospheric aerosol consists of both natural and anthropogenic origin. Studies have shown that continuous exposure to these particles is associated with a high percentage of death from respiratory and cardiovascular disease. In the present study, we have first time used both SEM-EDX analysis as well as chemical analysis to understand the differences in morphology and elemental composition of aerosols sample from a suburban clean and green area of Banaras Hindu University campus and some much polluted urban areas of the Varanasi city situated in the eastern Indo-Gangetic plain. The analysis was done by using scanning electron microscope (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray microanalyzer (EDX) and ionchromatography (IC). Analyses show that C, Ca, Na, S, Si, Al have dominated the samples

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric Aerosols;Aerosol Chemistry;Air Pollution;SEM-EDX analysis;Ion Chromatography.
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 05:00
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 05:00
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/2817

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