Spatial distribution of elemental concentrations in street dust of Hanoi, Vietnam

Phi, Thai Ha , Chinh, Pham Minh , Nguyen, The Hung, Ly, Luong Thi Mai and Thai, Phong K. (2017) Spatial distribution of elemental concentrations in street dust of Hanoi, Vietnam. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 98 2: 277-282. doi:10.1007/s00128-016-2001-6

Author Phi, Thai Ha
Chinh, Pham Minh
Nguyen, The Hung
Ly, Luong Thi Mai
Thai, Phong K.
Title Spatial distribution of elemental concentrations in street dust of Hanoi, Vietnam
Journal name Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1432-0800
Publication date 2017-02-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00128-016-2001-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 98
Issue 2
Start page 277
End page 282
Total pages 6
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Street dust samples were collected at 163 locations across four different zones of Hanoi, Vietnam, covering different traffic and population densities. Samples were sieved into three fractions of different particle sizes and analyzed for elemental concentrations (K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Zn, Pb) using an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) instrument. The metal concentrations in street dust were compared among different sampling zones and with samples from background to evaluate the degree of pollution. The smallest size particle fraction (diameter <75 μm) contained higher concentrations of metals than the coarser ones (diameters = 75–180 and >180 μm). While concentrations of metals like Ca and Fe are spatially similar, concentrations of Pb and Zn in street dust varied between different zones, with the highest concentrations observed in dust from the downtown area, and lowest levels in the new suburb areas. Overall, compared to studies from cities in other countries, the mean concentration of Pb in street dust in Hanoi was relatively low, suggesting a lower risk to human health due to inhalation or ingestion of Pb-containing dust particles than in cities where Pb concentrations were several times higher.
Keyword Lead
Urban pollution
X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID "105.08-2013.18"
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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