Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

James F. Pankow

Subjects

Atmospheric aerosols -- Analysis, Tobacco smoke -- Analysis, Cations -- Measurement, Anions -- Measurement

DOI

10.15760/honors.136

Abstract

Air pollution, especially particulate matter, is a widespread environmental and public health risk. In this work, a method has been developed to separate, resolve, and quantitate monovalent anionic and cationic organic acids in aerosol particulate matter through ion chromatography (IC). The standard samples were analyzed on a Dionex ICS-5000 Ion Chromatography System with suppressed conductivity detection, and calibration curves for all analytes were created. A preliminary tobacco smoke sample was also analyzed. This method may be applied to the analysis of atmospheric particulate matter, as well as tobacco smoke particulate matter, in order to determine and quantitate primary anions and cations.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Chemistry

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15559

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