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Characteristics of airborne Pm2.5 and Pm2.5-10 in the urban environment of Kuala Lumpur


Yusuf, Sara Yasina and M., Rashid and Abdullah, Luqman Chuah and M., Suhaimi and Mohamed Noor, Norazian (2013) Characteristics of airborne Pm2.5 and Pm2.5-10 in the urban environment of Kuala Lumpur. Advanced Materials Research, 620. pp. 502-510. ISSN 1022-6680; ESSN: 1662-8985


Gravimetric and elemental analyses were conducted at a site in Kuala Lumpur from 2008 to 2010, representing the local air quality of urban and traffic. Eighteen elements were detected by ED-XRF and was further analysed for enrichment factor and correlation study. About 19.7% elements were identified and detected in PM10, including 8.2% and 11.5% in fine and coarse fractions, respectively. Al was found predominant in coarse fraction. However its composition in PM2.5 was highly enriched pointed to some anthropogenic emission source. In fine particulates, the total mass was mostly dominated by Al, K, Mg and S. Those elements, probably from biomass burning accounted for more than 90% of total elemental detected in PM2.5.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.620.502
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: ED-XRF; PM2.5; PM2.5-10; Enrichment factor
Depositing User: Muizzudin Kaspol
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 08:37
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 01:40
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28554
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