Articles | Volume 8, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4803–4815, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4803-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4803–4815, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4803-2015

Research article 18 Nov 2015

Research article | 18 Nov 2015

Characterization of trace metals on soot aerosol particles with the SP-AMS: detection and quantification

S. Carbone et al.

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The purpose of this study was to develop a method for the quantification of trace metal content in black carbon aerosol in real time, such as combustion-related emissions, by using the SP-AMS. The properties of 13 different trace metals (Na, Al, Ca, V, Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, Rb, Sr and Ba) were investigated in a controlled laboratory experiment. The results from the laboratory tests were applied to study fine particles in emissions of a heavy-fuel-oil-fired heating station.