On-Line and In-Situ Identification of Air Pollution

  • Paulo A. de SouzaJr.
  • G. Klingelhöfer
  • T. Morimoto
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The elemental, iron-phase, and oxidation state analysis of urban aerosol samples, collected from different sites in Vitória metropolitan region, ES, Brazil, was carried out using Mössbauer (MB) Spectroscopy (MBS) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) techniques. A portable XRF spectrometer for elemental analysis from Na to Fe, and the miniaturized MB spectrometer MIMOS-II have been installed together using a 100 mCi 57 Co(Rh) MB source for XRF excitation. Both measurements can be performed simultaneously. For continuous and fast characterization purposes a software package was developed for Mössbauer and XRF analysis. The software is based on genetic algorithm, fuzzy logic and artificial neural networks.


Genetic Algorithm Total Suspended Particle Airborne Particle Fundamental Parameter Method Mossbauer Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo A. de SouzaJr.
    • 1
  • G. Klingelhöfer
    • 1
  • T. Morimoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Anorganische und Analytische ChemieJohannes Gutenberg — Universität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Departamento de Meio Ambiente e ComunicaçãoCompanhia Siderúrgica de TubarãoSerraBrazil

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