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Analysis of the build-up of semi and non volatile organic compounds on urban roads

Mahbub, Parvez, Ayoko, Godwin A., Goonetilleke, Ashantha, & Egodawatta, Prasanna K. (2011) Analysis of the build-up of semi and non volatile organic compounds on urban roads. Water Research, 45(9), pp. 2835-2844.

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Abstract

Vehicular traffic in urban areas may adversely affect urban water quality through the build-up of traffic generated semi and non volatile organic compounds (SVOCs and NVOCs) on road surfaces. The characterisation of the build-up processes is the key to developing mitigation measures for the removal of such pollutants from urban stormwater. An in-depth analysis of the build-up of SVOCs and NVOCs was undertaken in the Gold Coast region in Australia. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Multicriteria Decision tools such as PROMETHEE and GAIA were employed to understand the SVOC and NVOC build-up under combined traffic scenarios of low, moderate, and high traffic in different land uses. It was found that congestion in the commercial areas and use of lubricants and motor oils in the industrial areas were the main sources of SVOCs and NVOCs on urban roads, respectively. The contribution from residential areas to the build-up of such pollutants was hardly noticeable. It was also revealed through this investigation that the target SVOCs and NVOCs were mainly attached to particulate fractions of 75 to 300 µm whilst the redistribution of coarse fractions due to vehicle activity mainly occurred in the >300 µm size range. Lastly, under combined traffic scenario, moderate traffic with average daily traffic ranging from 2300 to 5900 and average congestion of 0.47 was found to dominate SVOC and NVOC build-up on roads.

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ID Code: 41453
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Semi volatile organic compounds, non volatile organic compounds, traffic pollutants, pollutant build-up, multicriteria decision tools
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.02.033
ISSN: 1879-2448 (online) 0043-1354 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Design (090701)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Modelling (090702)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Chemistry
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2011 08:34
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2011 19:30

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