Mobilisation of trace elements on roofing tiles

Sulaiman, F. R., Brimblecombe, P. and Grossi, Carlota (2016) Mobilisation of trace elements on roofing tiles. Indoor and Built Environment, 25 (2). pp. 329-339. ISSN 1420-326X

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Roofs surfaces are frequently used to catch water for drinking in many countries, so the presence and mobilisation of material into runoff water can be an important process to consider. This paper investigates the origin and mobilisation of trace elements from roofing tiles. Our work suggests that trace elements can mobilise into roof runoff. However, lead by contrast, appears to have accumulated at the surface of tiles exposed to busy automobile traffic that used leaded fuel (confirmed by X-ray fluorescence). Although lead is relatively immobile on the tile surface, the potential for leaching by acidic rain (pH < 4) means that the guidelines for lead in drinking water may be exceeded during some rainfall events.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: leaching,atmospheric deposition,lead,roof runoff,ceramic roofing
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Health Promotion
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 12:09
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2024 02:51
DOI: 10.1177/1420326X14549266

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