This study presents the mineralogy of dust aerosols in Tomsk fuel and power supplying plant, construction and petrochemical plants. Snow has been sampled to study dust aerosols. Mineralogical characterization and presents of anthropogenic particles in the insoluble fraction of the aerosols in snow was performed with the scanning electron microscopy and EDS analysis system with binocular microscope. The results shows that dust load value tends to be higher in the effected areas of the construction and fuel and power supplying plants (Tomskaya GRES-2). The mineralogy shows a prevalence of anthropogenic Al-Si spherical particles containing mullite, metallic spherical particles associated to Fe-oxides as well as soot, fly-ash, slag and coal particles, pyrite, barite, W, Fe, and Ti-oxides.
atmospheric dust deposition, thermoelectric power station, electron microscopy, aluminosilicate microspheres, metal microspheres