Caracterización físico-química del material particulado atmosférico de origen industrial en Andalucía

  1. González Castanedo, Yolanda
Supervised by:
  1. Jesús de la Rosa Díaz Director
  2. José Andrés Alastuey Urós Director
  3. Victoria Eugenia Cachorro Revilla Director

Defence university: Universidad de Huelva

Fecha de defensa: 12 July 2011

  1. Xavier Querol Carceller Chair
  2. Ana María Sánchez de la Campa Secretary
  3. Teresa Moreno Pérez Committee member
  4. José Ignacio Gil Ibarguchi Committee member
  5. Ángel Máximo de Frutos Baraja Committee member

Type: Thesis


Particulate matter (PM) is considered a critica! parameter in assessing air quality. The particles have a very wide influence on the environment and human health. The ultimate goal of this work is the quantification of sources of PM in the three largest industrial areas in Andalusia: Ría de Huelva, Campo de Gibraltar and Bailén. The highest PM levels were recorded at the Bailén monitoring station. The chemical characterization of PM10 and PM2_5 has shown that trace elements are the main to identi:tying the characteristic chemical profile of each industrial zone. The chemical pro file is closely related with the characteristics of the activities in each area: As, Se, Cu, Cd, (Huelva); V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Nb, Mo, Ba and La (El Campo de Gibraltar) and V, Ni, Se, Rb, Ba and TI show significant enrichment in PM related to the ceramic industry emissions located in Bailén.