Solubility of deposited airborne heavy metals

Cizmecioglu S. C., Muezzinoglu A.

ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, vol.89, no.4, pp.396-404, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.03.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.396-404
  • Keywords: heavy metals, dry deposition flux, wet deposition flux, air pollution, Izmir, solubility of heavy metals, WATER-SURFACE SAMPLER, DRY DEPOSITION, TRACE-METALS, WET-DEPOSITION, ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION, CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION, BULK DEPOSITION, MAJOR IONS, TURKEY, URBAN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Toxic effects of heavy metals in water and soil environments are important. Quantifying the heavy metal concentrations and their solubilities in dry and wet deposition samples is part of atmospheric research. Soluble fractions of the deposited air pollutants are important in food chain mechanisms as heavy metals may cause ecotoxic impacts. In this study, the solubilities of Cr, Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn, and Ni were investigated in deposition samples for total, dissolved, and suspended fractions after collection in a surrogate, water-surface sampler in Izmir, Turkey, during October 2003 to June 2004. To find overall solubility of each metal in dry and wet deposition samples, concentrations in soluble and suspended phases of aqueous solutions were analyzed separately. Ratios between total and dissolved forms and the metals in the same forms were analyzed and evaluated statistically.