Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 278, Issue 2, pp 441–447 | Cite as

Air pollution monitoring of an urban dust in Daejeon city, Korea by using instrumental neutron activation analysis

  • Yong-Sam Chung
  • Sun-Ha Kim
  • Jong-Hwa Moon
  • Hark-Rho Kim
  • Jong-Myoung Lim
  • Jin-Hong Lee


For air pollution monitoring, about 1300 airborne particulate matter samples were collected by using a low volume air sampler and a polycarbonate filter at two sampling sites in an urban region, Daejeon, the middle of Korea from 2003 to 2006. Mass concentrations of the black carbon were measured using a smoke stain reflectometer. The concentrations of 24 elements in the collected samples were analyzed by using instrumental neutron activation analysis, and its temporal trends and enrichment factors were investigated under different environmental conditions. Analytical control was carried out by using certified reference materials.


Enrichment Factor Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Fine Fraction Coarse Fraction Airborne Particulate Matter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong-Sam Chung
    • 1
  • Sun-Ha Kim
    • 1
  • Jong-Hwa Moon
    • 1
  • Hark-Rho Kim
    • 1
  • Jong-Myoung Lim
    • 1
  • Jin-Hong Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.HANARO CenterKorea Atomic Energy Research InstituteDaejeonKorea

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