Atmosphere

Review of data on heavy metals in ambient air in Australia

Technical Report No. 3
Environment Australia, May 2002
ISBN 0 6425 4781 5

Appendix F: Summary of lead measurement studies in Australia 1990–2000

Study Sites Period Metals Studied Particles Sampler Frequency Duration Preparation Analyses Reference
Lead Monitoring
WA Perth Airshed: Perth CBD 1982-2000 Pb TSP, PM10 High volume 6-day cycle 24h Cut XRF WA DEP
NSW Sydney-Wollongong-Newcastle Airshed:
Rozelle, Linfield, Blacktown, Wallsend, Newcastle, Beresfield, Wollongong, Warrawong, Port Kembla, Richmond, Albion Park Rail, Swanvale, Sydney, Earlwood, Albion Park, Lithgow
1996-1998 Pb TSP, PM10 High Volume 6-day cycle 24 h Acid
Digestion
AAS NSW EPA
NSW - Regional sites:
Nowra, Cooma, Armidale
Pb PM10
ACT Canberra Airshed:
Civic, Woden, Gowrie, Belconnen, Kambah
1990- 1998 Pb TSP High Volume 6-day cycle 24h Acid
Digestion
AAS Environment ACT
South Australia Adelaide Airshed:
Adelaide, Port Adelaide, Northfield, Parkside, Medindie, Thebarton, Gilles Plains, Black Forrest, Kensington Gardens
1990- 1999 Pb TSP High Volume Daily up to 3/09/1995
3-day cycle up to 29/12/1995
6-day cycle
24 h Acid
Digestion
AAS SA EPA
Port Pirie-Whyalla-Port Augusta:
Port Pirie, Whyalla Norrie, Whyalla, Port Augusta
1990-1999 Pb TSP 6-day cycle
Queensland SE Queensland Airshed:
Woolloongabba, Rocklea, Darra, Hamilton, Pinkenba, Eagle Farm, Valley
1990- 2000 Pb TSP High Volume 6-day cycle 24 h Acid Digestion AAS Queensland EPA
Victoria Melbourne Airshed: Collingwood, Alphington 1982-1995
1996-2000
Pb TSP
PM10
High Volume 6-day cycle 24 h Acid
Digestion
AAS VIC EPA
Tasmania Hobart
Launceston
1989-1996
1996-2000
Pb
Pb
TSP
PM10
High Volume 6-day cycle 24 h Acid
Digestion
AAS TAS Dept. of Primary Industry
Source Studies
Lake Illawarra Region Pb Study Illawarra: homes close to steel works, copper smelter and a power station: Warrawong, Port Kembla, Brownsville, Cringila, Figtree, Thirroul 1993-1995 Stable Pb-isotopes TSP Dust sweepings from roofs and gutters 12 samples Deposition from 1935 - 1995 Acid Digestion TIMS Chiaradia et al., 1997b
Sydney Secondary Pb Sources Sydney, Rozelle 1991- 1996 Stable Pb-isotopes TSP High volume 6-day cycle 24 h Acid Digestion FAAS,TIMS Chiaradia et al., 1997a
NSW Pb Study Sydney, Broken Hill 1993 Stable Pb-isotopes TSP Deposition & Surface wipes various 3-6 months Acid Digestion SEM, TIMS Gulson et al., 1995
Port Pirie Indoor Pb study SA: In houses near Pb-Zn smelter 1993-1994 Pb TSP Deposition 7 periods 37-69 days Acid Digestion na Kutlaca, 1998

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