Source characterisation of road dust based on chemical and mineralogical composition
Gunawardana, Chandima, Goonetilleke, Ashantha, Egodawatta, Prasanna, Dawes, Les A., & Kokot, Serge (2012) Source characterisation of road dust based on chemical and mineralogical composition. Chemosphere, 87(2), pp. 163-170.
Road dust contain potentially toxic pollutants originating from a range of anthropogenic sources common to urban land uses and soil inputs from surrounding areas. The research study analysed the mineralogy and morphology of dust samples from road surfaces from different land uses and background soil samples to characterise the relative source contributions to road dust. The road dust consist primarily of soil derived minerals (60%) with quartz averaging 40-50% and remainder being clay forming minerals of albite, microcline, chlorite and muscovite originating from surrounding soils. About 2% was organic matter primarily originating from plant matter. Potentially toxic pollutants represented about 30% of the build-up. These pollutants consist of brake and tire wear, combustion emissions and fly ash from asphalt. Heavy metals such as Zn, Cu, Pb, Ni, Cr and Cd primarily originate from vehicular traffic while Fe, Al and Mn primarily originate from surrounding soils. The research study confirmed the significant contribution of vehicular traffic to dust deposited on urban road surfaces.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||pollutants build-up, pollutant source identification, road dust, road surface pollutants, traffic generated particles|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Modelling (090702)|
|Divisions:||Past > Schools > Chemistry|
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in <Chemosphere>. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Chemosphere, [VOL 87, ISSUE 2, (2012)] DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.12.012|
|Deposited On:||13 Mar 2012 08:29|
|Last Modified:||15 Mar 2012 00:38|
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