Evaluation of speciation, transport and ecological risk of palladium, platinum and rhodium in urban stormwater systems
Paper in proceedings, 1999

It has now been shown that platinum group metals are emitted from autocatalysts into the environment. A comparison of platinum group metal determination in road sediments by electrochemical and spectroscopic methods showed that platinum and rhodium can be accurately determined while palladium determination is more difficult. Total concentrations of platinum and rhodium in road sediments have increased since 1984 and particularly since 1991. Laser ablation studies indicated that palladium and rhodium have a different mobility from platinum and because of this rhodium seems to exhibit a greater accumulation in the freshwater isopod Asellus aquaticus in urban rivers.

macroinvertebrates

road dust

Palladium

sediments

ICP-MS

platinum

rhodium

Author

Sebastien Rauch

Department of Sanitary Engineering

Greg Morrison

Department of Sanitary Engineering

Mikael Motelica-Heino

Olivier F.X. Donard

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage. The Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Vol. 1 202-209

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Other Environmental Engineering

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10/8/2017