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  • 1 HANARO Center, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Daejeon 305-600, Korea
  • 2 HANARO Center, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Daejeon 305-600, Korea
  • 3 HANARO Center, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Daejeon 305-600, Korea
  • 4 HANARO Center, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Daejeon 305-600, Korea
  • 5 Department of Environmental Engineering, Chungnam National University Daejeon 305-764, Korea
  • 6 Department of Environmental Engineering, Chungnam National University Daejeon 305-764, Korea
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Summary  

As part of an air pollution monitoring study, airborne particulate matter (PM2/PM10-2) samples were collected from 2000 to 2003 at two sampling sites in an urban region, Daejeon, the middle of Korea. Mass concentrations of both fine and coarse fractions and that of the black carbon in the fine particles were measured using the Gent stacked filter unit sampler and the smoke stain reflectometer, respectively. In the collected samples the concentrations of 24 elements were analyzed using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Monitored data were investigated for their temporal trends under different environmental conditions and their seasonal correlation patterns. Crustal enrichment factors were also estimated to establish the contribution between anthropogenic and crustal origin. Patterns for airborne particle matter (APM) and elemental concentrations, seasonal variation of some marker elements were investigated. The results can be applied for the investigation of further air pollution sources and for the evaluation of air quality.