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Characterisation of indoor air organic pollutants in Brisbane

Ayoko, Godwin, Kokot, Serge, Morawska, Lidia, Uhde, Erik, & Wu, Peter (2005) Characterisation of indoor air organic pollutants in Brisbane. In Wise, Convention (Ed.) Proceedings of 17th International Clean Air and Environment Conference, CASANZ (Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

The occurrence and levels of airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds in selected non-industrial environments in Brisbane have been investigated as part of an integrated indoor air quality assessment program. The most abundant and most frequently encountered compounds include, nonanal, decanal, texanol, phenol, 2-ethyl-1-hexanol, ethanal, naphthalene, 2,6-tert-butyl-4-methyl-phenol (BHT), salicylaldehyde, toluene, hexanal, benzaldehyde, styrene, ethyl benzene, o-, m- and pxylenes, benzene, n-butanol, 1,2-propandiol, and n-butylacetate. Many of the 64 compounds usually included in the European Collaborative Action method of TVOC analysis were below detection limits in the samples analysed. In order to extract maximum amount of information from the data collected, multivariate data projection methods have been employed. The implications of the information extracted on source identification and exposure control are discussed.

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ID Code: 24562
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: PAH, VOC, Carbonyl Compounds, Multivariate Analysis, Indoor
ISBN: 0957850395
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Quality Assurance Chemometrics Traceability and Metrological Chemistry (030106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Analytical Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (059900) > Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified (059999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2009 00:35
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:16

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