Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 146, Issue 1–3, pp 441–451

Dry deposition study by using dry deposition plate and water surface sampler in Shalu, central Taiwan

  • Chia-Chun Chu
  • Guor-Cheng Fang
  • Jhy-Cherng Chen
  • I-Lin Yang
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10661-007-0090-8

Cite this article as:
Chu, CC., Fang, GC., Chen, JC. et al. Environ Monit Assess (2008) 146: 441. doi:10.1007/s10661-007-0090-8

Abstract

This study presents the chemical composition of dry deposition by using dry deposition plate and water surfaces sampler during daytime and nighttime sampling periods at a near highway traffic sampling site. In addition, the characterization for mass and water soluble species of total suspended particulate (TSP), PM2.5 and PM10 were also studied at this sampling site during August 22 to October 31 of 2006 around central Taiwan. The samples collected were analyzed by using Ion Chromatography (DIONEX 100) for the ionic species analysis. Results of the particulate dry deposition fluxes are higher in the water surfaces sampler than that of the dry deposition plate. In other words, the results also indicated that water surface can absorb more ambient dry deposition inorganic pollutants than that of dry deposition plate in this study. The results obtained in this study indicated that the ionic species of Cl, \(NO^{ - }_{3} \) and \(SO^{{2 - }}_{4} \) occupied about average 60~70% downward flux out of total ionic species for either dry deposition plate or water surfaces sampler during August to October of 2006 at this near highway traffic sampling site.

Keywords

Dry deposition Water surface sampler Water soluble ionic Total suspended particulate 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chia-Chun Chu
    • 1
  • Guor-Cheng Fang
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jhy-Cherng Chen
    • 2
  • I-Lin Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineKuang Tien General HospitalShalu, TaichungTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Environmental EngineeringHungKuang UniversityShalu, TaichungTaiwan
  3. 3.Air Toxic and Environmental Analysis LaboratoryHungkuang UniversityShalu, TaichungTaiwan

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