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Quantitative X-ray diffraction phase analysis of airborne particulate collected by a cascade impactor sampler using the Rietveld full-pattern fitting method

  • Vicente Esteve (a1), Juan Carda (a1), María Mercedes Reventós (a2) and José María Amigó (a2)

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Samples of airborne particulate were collected at the “El Ingenio” site in Castellón (Spain) using a cascade impactor sampler. Quantitative analysis of present phases in the aerosol was performed using the full-pattern fitting Rietveld method. Quantitative information was obtained from refined individual scale factors and unit-cell volumes, obtained with a Rietveld refinement program. Quartz, calcite, and gypsum were encountered as major phases, and their size distribution and concentration in the atmosphere were calculated.

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Quantitative X-ray diffraction phase analysis of airborne particulate collected by a cascade impactor sampler using the Rietveld full-pattern fitting method

  • Vicente Esteve (a1), Juan Carda (a1), María Mercedes Reventós (a2) and José María Amigó (a2)

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