The analysis of airborne sulfate: a critical review
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): R. L. Tanner; L. Newman
Publication Year: 1976

Cataloging Information

  • aerosols
  • air quality
  • distribution
  • gases
  • particulates
  • S - sulfur
  • sampling
  • statistical analysis
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This report reviews the current state of analytical methodology for sulfate in airborne particles. Methods for determination of total aerosol sulfate and total soluble sulfate are assessed. A more detailed review of the relatively new techniques for quantitative speciation of airborne sulfate then follows. Size distribution methodology and filter sampling difficulties relating to the collection of airborne sulfate-containing particles are enumerated. Experiments are suggested which use new, improved, and potentially applicable sulfate speciation techniques to obtain a better understanding of the generation, transport, transformation and removal processes that, in turn, determine the identity and concentrations of sulfate species in ambient air.

Tanner, R. L., and L. Newman. 1976. The analysis of airborne sulfate: a critical review. Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association, v. 26, no. 8, p. 737-747.