Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 247, Issue 2, pp 317–323 | Cite as

Wet deposition flux of trace elements to the Adirondack region

  • X. Huang
  • S. S. Keskin
  • G. Gullu
  • I. Olmez


Wet deposition samples from two locations in the Adirondack region of New York were analyzed for trace elemental composition by instrumental neutron activation analysis. Annual fluxes of the measured species were determined by precipitation-weighted and linear-regression methods. Despite several episodes of high deposition fluxes, the cumulative areal wet deposition of trace elements increased fairly linearly (r2 > 0.9) over the two year sampling period at both sites. This implies that short duration sampling programs may be used to estimate long-term fluxes and cumulative wet deposition impacts. Based on the magnitude of their fluxes, the measured species have been divided into four groups: acidic anions, electroneutral balancing cations, and minor and trace elements of anthropogenic origin.


Neutron Activation Analysis Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Trace Elemental Composition Acidic Anion Deposition Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Huang
    • 1
  • S. S. Keskin
    • 1
  • G. Gullu
    • 1
  • I. Olmez
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Reactor LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Marmara Research CenterMaterials & Chemical Technologies Research InstituteGebze, KocaeliTurkey

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