Distribution of TPM in Northern Europe


Total particulate mercury (TPM) in air has been measured during five 2-week campaigns at five measurement sites in Northern Europe. The measurements covered four seasons and the result constitutes a unique TPM data set from this region. Evidence for transport of TPM on a regional scale is reported as well as the historical trend of TPM in south of Sweden. All TPM measurements were made using a new mini particulate sampler. The device consists of a quartz fibre filter contained in a quarts glass filter holder and is a modified version of the MiniSamplrT. This approach proves to be reliable and more cost efficient in comparison to alternative methods. Tests made to evaluate the performance of the sampler in terms of precision and comparability with sampling on Teflon membrane filters are also reported.

Medarbetare: John Munthe

Nyckelord: Northern Europe, Total particulate mercury, Speciation

Typ: Artikel

År: 2003

Rapportnummer: A1530

Författare: Ingvar Wängberg, John Munthe, Ralf Ebinghaus, Katarina Gårdfeldt, Åke Iverfeldt, Jonas Sommar

Publicerad i: Science of the Total Environment, 304, 53-59. 2003