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Effects of climate change on the wash-off of volatile organic compounds from urban roads

Mahbub, Parvez, Goonetilleke, Ashantha, Ayoko, Godwin A., & Egodawatta, Prasanna (2011) Effects of climate change on the wash-off of volatile organic compounds from urban roads. Science of the Total Environment, 409(19), pp. 3934-3942.

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Abstract

The predicted changes in rainfall characteristics due to climate change could adversely affect stormwater quality in highly urbanised coastal areas throughout the world. This in turn will exert a significant influence on the discharge of pollutants to estuarine and marine waters. Hence, an in-depth analysis of the effects of such changes on the wash-off of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from urban roads in the Gold Coast region in Australia was undertaken. The rainfall characteristics were simulated using a rainfall simulator. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Multicriteria Decision tools such as PROMETHEE and GAIA were employed to understand the VOC wash-off under climate change. It was found that low, low to moderate and high rain events due to climate change will affect the wash-off of toluene, ethylbenzene, meta-xylene, para-xylene and ortho-xylene from urban roads in Gold Coast. Total organic carbon (TOC) was identified as predominant carrier of toluene, meta-xylene and para-xylene in <1µm to 150µm fractions and for ethylbenzene in 150µm to >300µm fractions under such dominant rain events due to climate change. However, ortho-xylene did not show such affinity towards either TOC or TSS (total suspended solids) under the simulated climatic conditions.

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ID Code: 46758
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Volatile organic compounds, rainfall characteristics, climate change, total organic carbon, pollutant wash-off
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.06.032
ISSN: 0048-9697 (online)
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 2011 Elsevier BV
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Science of the Total Environment, [VOL 409, ISSUE 19, (2011)] DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.06.032
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2011 09:15
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 20:08

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