In the present work, the study and the performances of an adsorbent material for gaseous mercury employed in different diffusive bodies geometries is presented. The material is based on gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) deposited on quartz fibres filters, suitable for bonding the gaseous mercury through an amalgamation process. Following thermal desorption and analysis, the behavior of different diffusive samplers prototypes was compared. Both indoor and outdoor exposures were carried out in order to evaluate the advantages and shortcomings of the geometries in study at different sites. From the outdoor long-term exposures, a constant uptake rate (Ur), with a low influence coming from the environmental conditions, was observed for the axial geometry, reporting a high coefficient of determination (R2 0.97). Indoor exposures showed a higher reproducibility, along with a higher coefficient of determination (R2 0.99). The presented results allowed us to observe different behaviors coming from two kinds of diffusive samplers designs, showing different adsorption rates and data dispersion. This allowed us to focalize our attention on the most suitable design from these two tested prototypes, for this kind of adsorbent material.

Papa, P., Fratoddi, I., Venditti, I., Vichi, F., Macagnano, A., Zampetti, E., et al. (2018). Use of gold nanoparticles as substrate for diffusive monitoring of gaseous mercury. MATERIALS, 11(11), 2119 [10.3390/ma11112119].

Use of gold nanoparticles as substrate for diffusive monitoring of gaseous mercury

Venditti, Iole;
2018-01-01

Abstract

In the present work, the study and the performances of an adsorbent material for gaseous mercury employed in different diffusive bodies geometries is presented. The material is based on gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) deposited on quartz fibres filters, suitable for bonding the gaseous mercury through an amalgamation process. Following thermal desorption and analysis, the behavior of different diffusive samplers prototypes was compared. Both indoor and outdoor exposures were carried out in order to evaluate the advantages and shortcomings of the geometries in study at different sites. From the outdoor long-term exposures, a constant uptake rate (Ur), with a low influence coming from the environmental conditions, was observed for the axial geometry, reporting a high coefficient of determination (R2 0.97). Indoor exposures showed a higher reproducibility, along with a higher coefficient of determination (R2 0.99). The presented results allowed us to observe different behaviors coming from two kinds of diffusive samplers designs, showing different adsorption rates and data dispersion. This allowed us to focalize our attention on the most suitable design from these two tested prototypes, for this kind of adsorbent material.
Papa, P., Fratoddi, I., Venditti, I., Vichi, F., Macagnano, A., Zampetti, E., et al. (2018). Use of gold nanoparticles as substrate for diffusive monitoring of gaseous mercury. MATERIALS, 11(11), 2119 [10.3390/ma11112119].
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