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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Technology > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Construction and Infrastructure > Environmental magnetism: measuring, monitoring and modelling urban street dust pollution

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Title: Environmental magnetism: measuring, monitoring and modelling urban street dust pollution
Other Titles: Air Pollution XIV
Authors: Shilton, Vaughan F.
Fullen, Michael A.
Booth, Colin A.
Walden, John
Worsley, Annie T.
Power, A.L.
Citation: In: Longhurst, J.W.S and Brebbia, C.A. (eds.), Air Pollution XIV. Transactions of the Wessex Institute, Ecology and the Environment Vol 86
Publisher: WIT Press
Issue Date: 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/36772
DOI: 10.2495/AIR06033
Additional Links: http://library.witpress.com/pages/paperinfo.asp?PaperID=16085
Abstract: Urban street dusts have been monitored monthly for one year (May 2000 to April 2001), their magnetic properties measured and their multivariate relationships modelled by Simultaneous R- and Q-mode Factor Analysis, so as to differentiate dusts from three urban roads (two in Wolverhampton and one in Dudley) in the West Midlands (U.K.). Results show the street dusts contain a large range of magnetic concentrations, magnetic mineralogy and magnetic domain sizes, which has enabled significant differences (p < 0.001) to be identified between individual roads. Whilst soil is proposed as a notable provenance for the dust, magnetic values in this study are much higher than those previously reported for topsoils and thus, indicate the influence of other sources, such as anthropogenic pollutants. This indicates the potential of magnetic methodologies as a valuable means of contributing to local and national road pollution monitoring schemes. Furthermore, Factor Analysis aided the interpretation of dust variations and simplified the inter-relationships between magnetic parameters, which highlights its potential for classifying and discriminating urban street dust sources.
Type: Meetings & Proceedings
Language: en
Keywords: Multivariate Analysis
Anthropogenic pollutants
Topsoil
Diesel emissions
Environmental pollution
Dust
ISSN: 1743-3541
ISBN: 1-84564-165-5
Appears in Collections: Construction and Infrastructure

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