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TitlePhysico-chemical characterization of airborne particulate impurities deposited in snow around a copper smelter, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
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AuthorZdanowicz, C; Kliza, D; Paktunc, D; Bonham-Carter, G F
SourceMetals in the environment around smelters at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and Belledune, New Brunswick: Results and conclusions of the GSC MITE Point Sources Project; by Bonham-Carter, G; Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 584, 2005, 18 pages; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/221138
Year2005
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
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RelatedThis publication is contained in Bonham-Carter, G; (2005). Metals in the environment around smelters at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and Belledune, New Brunswick: results and conclusions of the GSC MITE Point Sources Project, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 584
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ProvinceQuebec
NTS31J/12; 31J/13; 31K/09; 31K/10; 31K/11; 31K/12; 31K/13; 31K/14; 31K/15; 31K/16; 31L/09; 31L/10; 31L/15; 31L/16; 31M; 31N; 31O/04; 31O/05; 31O/12; 31O/13; 32B/04; 32B/05; 32B/12; 32B/13; 32C; 32D
AreaRouyn-Noranda; La Sarre; Cadillac; Malartic; Ville-Marie; Val-d'Or
Lat/Long WENS-79.5000 -75.5000 49.0000 46.5000
Subjectsgeochemistry; environmental geology; heavy metals geochemistry; heavy minerals; heavy minerals geochemistry; heavy metals contamination; heavy mineral analyses; smelters; geochemical analyses; snow; copper; lead; zinc; arsenic; cadmium; iron; chromium; nickel; vanadium; sulphur; aluminum; deposition; snow geochemistry; dispersal patterns; smelting; silica; humus geochemistry; Horne Smelter; airborne particles; microbeam analysis; bulk stack dust composition; emissions; particulate metals; particulate loading; spatial distribution; volume size distribution; atmospheric metal deposition; mass spectroscopy; emission spectroscopy; fine particulate form; water-soluble form
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; plots; photomicrographs; histograms; distribution diagrams
ProgramMetals in the Environment (MITE)
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Released2005 12 22
AbstractTwo snow surveys were conducted (1998 and 2001) in the region surrounding the copper smelter at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Total loading rates of metals per year (ng/cm²/a) were determined for a large suite of elements, of which 13 (Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, As, Sb, S, Ag, Ni, Al, Mg, Fe, Mn) are reported on here. The spatial distributions of loading rates of smelter-derived metals from both survey years show a bull's-eye pattern centred on the smelter, skewed northeast and southeast of the smelter as a consequence of the prevailing wind directions. Most element patterns can be divided into two parts, a proximal part close to the smelter with high loading rates dominated by deposition of smelter-emitted metals and a distal part in which loading rates approach an ambient background level and metals are predominantly from non-smelter sources. The radius of the area obviously affected by metal emissions is usually about 50 km. The differences in deposition rates for smelter-derived metals (Cu, Pb, Zn, As, Cd) between the two sampling years may be explained in part by changes in reported emissions between 1998 and 2001. All samples were thawed and filtered. Dissolved and particulate fractions were analyzed separately. The proportion of total metal in dissolved form provides an indication of potential bioavailability. It differs among elements, between years for the same element (due to changes in filter size), and, for some elements, with distance from the smelter.
GEOSCAN ID221138