J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 1341 - 1344

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 1341
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030549

Determination of metallic pollutants in atmospheric particles, wet deposition and epiphytic lichens in the Pyrénées mountains (Aspe Valley)

S. Veschambre1, D. Amouroux1, M. Moldovan1, A. Etchelecou2, J. Asta3 and O.F.X. Donard1

1  Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique Bio-Inorganique et Environnement, UMR 5034 du CNRS, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Hélioparc, 2 avenue du Pierre Angot, 64053 Pau cedex 9, France
2  Laboratoire Société Environnement et Territoire, UMR 5603 du CNRS, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Domaine Universitaire, avenue de l'Université, BP. 576, 64012 Pau cedex, France
3  Laboratoire Écosystèmes et Changements Environnementaux, Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble I, BP. 53X, 38041 Grenoble cedex, France

The purpose of this study is to investigate the emission and deposition of trace metals released by road traffic in the Aspe Valley in the french Pyrenees mountains. Sampling and analytical procedure have been developed for Li, Mg, V, Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn, Rb, Cd, Sn, Sb, Ba, Ce and Pb analyses were perfonned on certified reference materials to validate the measurement with Q-ICP-MS and HR-ICP-MS. The determination of Pb isotopic ratio was also validated on NIST SRM981. Aerosol, snow, rainwater and lichens samples were collected with ultra-clean conditions during winter 2001 and summer 2002. Preliminay results are presented for lichen and snow samples.

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