Pittsburgh rainwater analysis by PIXE
Chan, K. C.
Cohen, B. L.
Frohliger, J. O.
- Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
(issn: 1600-0870, eissn: 0280-6495)
Concentrations of thirteen elements in rainwater from the Pittsburgh, Pa., area were analysed by Charged Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE). They were compared to rainwater in a rural area and air particulates in Pittsburgh. Local and non-local contributions are discussed. Washout ratios were calculated and found to be larger for smaller size particles, contrary to general belief. This work demonstrates the convenience of using PIXE.DOI: 10.1111/j.2153-3490.1976.tb00647.x