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

Glossary of Terms

AAS
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
AFP
Australian Fine Particle (Study)
amu
Atomic mass unit
ANSTO
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
ANSTO-SFU
ANSTO-Stacked Filter Unit
ANZSIC
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification Code
AS
Australian Standard
ASP
Aerosol Sampling Program
ASV
Anodic Stripping Voltammetry
ATP
Air Toxics Program
bdl
Below detection limit
CSIRO
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
CSIRO-AR
CSIRO-Atmospheric Research
CVAFS
Cold Vapour Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry
Dichot
Dichotomous Sampler
EIS
Europe Information Service
ERDC
Energy Research and Development Corporation, NSW
ESCA
Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis
FAAS
Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
FPM
Fine Particulate Matter
GFAAS
Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
HDPE
High Density Polyethylene
Hivol
High Volume Sampler
IBA
Ion Beam Analysis
IC
Ion Chromatography
ICP-AES
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
ICP-MS
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
LIBS
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
MAS
Melbourne Aerosol Study
MOUDI
Micro-Orifice Uniform Deposit Impactor
na
Data or parameter were not available to be included in table
n/a
Not applicable
NAA
Neutron Activation Analysis
NATA
National Association of Testing Authorities
NEPC
National Environment Protection Council
NEPM
National Environment Protection Measure
NPI
National Pollutant Inventory
NSW EPA
New South Wales Environment Protection Authority
PIXE
Particle Induced X-ray Emission spectroscopy
PM1, PM2.5, & PM10
Mass concentration in µg/m3 of Particulate Matter with aerodynamic diameters less than 1, 2.5 and 10 micrometres (µm) respectively.
SEA
South Eastern Arterial (Freeway Study)
SEM
Scanning Electron Microscopy
SMPS
Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer
SSI
Size-Selective Inlet
TEM
Transmission Electron Microscopy
TEOM
Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance
TIMS
Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometry
tpa
tonnes per annum (1000 kg/annum)
TSP
Total Suspended Particles
UN/ECE
United Nations/European Commission on the Environment
US EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
VIC EPA
Victoria Environment Protection Agency
WA DEP
Western Australia Department of Environmental Protection
WHO
World Health Organisation
XPS
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
XRF
X-ray Fluorescence spectroscopy

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