Source apportionment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban environment

Mishra, Nitika, Ayoko, Godwin A., & Morawska, Lidia (2015) Source apportionment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban environment. In European Aerosol Conference 2015, 6-11 September 2015, Milan, Italy.


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) constitute a major group of organic pollutants that are commonly found in the environment in both gases and particle phases. PAHs enter into the environment through number of sources including combustion such as wood burning, motor vehicle exhaust, cigarette smoking, cooking and agricultural waste burning (Ong et al. 2007). PAHs are of special concern because of their adverse health effects due to their carcinogenic and mutagenic characteristics. Therefore, monitoring and identifying the sources of PAHS is important especially in urban areas. Within this context, this study aimed to identify and quantify the atmospheric PAHs and determine their source apportionment in urban environment.

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ID Code: 96355
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: organic pollutants, air pollution, adverse health effects, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pollution control measures
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > OTHER CHEMICAL SCIENCES (039900) > Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) (039901)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Aerosols (040101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Monitoring (050206)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified (090799)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2016 05:08
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 22:10

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