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Studying the speciation of nutrients and metals in marine aerosols using low-Z element detection in electron probe X-ray micro-analysis

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Dutch title: Studie van metalen in aerosols via het gebruik van lage Z detectie (beurs samenwerking Centraal Europa: I. Szaloki)
Reference no: P106/SCHK003652
Period: February 1999 till January 2000
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Atmospheric composition; Chemical speciation; Coastal waters; Marine aerosols; Nutrients (mineral); Offshore
Geographical term: ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]

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  • Universiteit Antwerpen; Centrum voor Micro- en Sporenanalyse (MITAC), more
  • Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), more, sponsor

Abstract:
Application of a thin-window detector in electron microprobe analysis allows detecting low-Z elements, like carbon, nitrogen en oxygen. This allows studying the speciation of nutrients and metals in individual marine aerosol particles. Before such a new approach can be used in environmental research, much methodological work has to be done, e.g. concerning the quantitative nature of the analyses

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