Fingerprinting metals in urban street dust of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7111-7117
Journal / PublicationEnvironmental Science and Technology
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008


Street dust samples were taken between July and December 2005 at 25 locations in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong and sieved to 63 μm particle size before elemental analyses by CHN analyzer, XRF and ICP-MS. About 60% of the particles from the Beijing and Shanghai sieved samples were 52Cr and 53Cr by ICP-DRC-MS after a modified three-stage microwave-assisted acid digestion, are higher than those reported elsewhere. © 2008 American Chemical Society.