Title: Dust particles in the urban atmosphere of the Largest cities of Slovak Republic 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Koprda V. & Krištín J. (2003) Dust particles in the urban atmosphere of the Largest cities of Slovak Republic. Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs 
Author 1/Producer: Koprda V. 
Other Authors/Producers: Krištín J. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/VI ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: Size distribution, morphology and chemical composition of inhalable particles were studied in the urban atmosphere of our two largest cities Bratislava and Košice in late ninetieth (1997, 1998). The seasonal variability of concentration were observed and sources apportionment and size versus chemical composition relationships are discussed. The main sources of particulate pollution were identified. Inhalable particles are potentially dangerous for human health. This effect is negatively proportional to their dimensions. Thoracic fraction PM10 and respirable fraction PM2.5 of aerosols were studied in the urban atmosphere. Attention was paid to characterise the solid components of aerosols in communal and industrial zones. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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