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Complexation of copper ions in atmospheric precipitation in Croatia

Plavšić, Marta; Orlović-Leko, Palma; Kozarac, Zlatica; Bura-Nakić, Elvira; Strmečki, Slađana; Ćosović, Božena (2008) Complexation of copper ions in atmospheric precipitation in Croatia. Atmospheric Research, 87 (1). pp. 80-87. ISSN 0169-8095

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Organic complexation in atmospheric precipitation is an important control mechanism of the biogeochemistry of metal ions. We have measured complexation of copper ions in bulk precipitation by the method of differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry (DPASV), which introduces least perturbation in the samples. The precipitation samples were collected periodically during one year in the mainland area of Croatia (Zagreb) and at the Adriatic coast (Šibenik). The results have shown the complexation of copper ions in all the samples. The method of determination presumes the existence of 1:1 copper ion - ligand complexes. The complexing capacity of rainwater samples for copper ions ranged between 0.010 and 1.4 &micro ; M. The highest capacity was measured in April 2003 in rainwater sample from the Šibenik area, which could be associated to the contribution of biogenically driven organics to marine aerosol. Apparent stability constants determined were in the range of 6.1 -10. The sources of organic ligands in the samples could be multiple. The concentrations of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) as well as of surface active substances (SAS) were measured. The proportion of complexing ligands in these two organic matter fractions has also been discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bulk precipitation; electrochemical method; complexation; copper ion
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences > Environmental Science
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Priroda organske tvari, interakcije s mikrokonstituentima i površinama u okolišu-Irena Ciglenečki-Jušić098-0982934-2717MZOS
Depositing User: Slađana Strmečki Kos
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 12:09
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2007.09.001

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