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Processing of Trace Metals in Atmospheric Particulate Matter

Abstract Particulate trace metals can enter the atmosphere as mineral dust, sea spray, anthropogenic emissions, biomass burning, etc. Once in the atmosphere they can undergo a variety of transformations including aqueous phase (cloud) processing, photochemical reactions, interact with gases, and ultimately deposit. Metals in aerosols are of particular interest because of their natural and anthropogenic sources as well as their effects on local (human health) and global (climate change) scales. This work investigates the metal component of atmospheric particles and how it changes during physical and chemical processes at local, regional and global scales, through laboratory and field studies. In the first part of this work, the impact of local dust... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Marcotte, Aurelie R. (Author) / Herckes, Pierre (Advisor) / Anbar, Ariel (Advisor) / Fraser, Matthew (Committee member) / Hayes, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Atmospheric chemistry / Aerosol and fog composition / Atmospheric processing / Iron solubility / Trace metals
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 132 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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