Characterisation, toxicity and source apportionment of atmospheric organic pollutants in urban schools

Mishra, Nitika (2015) Characterisation, toxicity and source apportionment of atmospheric organic pollutants in urban schools. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Airborne organic pollutants have significant impacts on health; however their sources, atmospheric characteristics and resulting human exposures are poorly understood. This research characterized chemical composition of atmospheric volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and carbonyls in representative number of primary schools in Brisbane Metropolitan Area, quantified their concentrations, assessed their toxicity and apportioned them to their sources. The findings expand scientific knowledge of these pollutants, and will contribute towards science based management of risks associated with pollution emissions and air quality in schools and other urban and indoor environments.

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ID Code: 90055
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Morawska, Lidia & Ayoko, Godwin
Keywords: air pollution, organic pollutants, ambient concentration, schools, source apportionment
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2016 05:33
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 03:19

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