Geochemistry and origin of particles pm-10 in the area of Tikveš, Republic of Macedonia

  • Ivan Boev
  • Orce Spasovski
  • Dejan Mirakovski
  • Elizabeta Karakaseva

Abstract

We analyzed 13 aerosol samples collected on two sites in 2012: one in a commercial-industrialarea and one in a residential area of Tikveš area. Coarse (PM 10) fractions were analyzed by ICP-MS at University inŠtip. Seasonal gravimetric trends are obvious with higher concentrations in winter for both sides due to bad conditionsof air circulation. Three main sources are proposed: (1) a natural source (crustal-geological formations) to whichMg, Li, Th, Na, Ca, U, Sr, Ca, Ti, V are related; (2) an industrial combustion source, which carries Cu, Mo, As, Zn,Pb; and (3) and nickel smelter source, characterized by high levels of Ni, Cr, Fe, Co, Mn.
Published
Dec 29, 2014
How to Cite
BOEV, Ivan et al. Geochemistry and origin of particles pm-10 in the area of Tikveš, Republic of Macedonia. Geologica Macedonica, [S.l.], v. 28, n. 2, p. pp. 139-148, dec. 2014. ISSN 1857- 8586. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/GEOLMAC/article/view/917>. Date accessed: 26 aug. 2019.