Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in dustfall in Tianjin, China

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in dustfall in Tianjin, China Atmospheric dustfall samples from 23 locations in Tianjin, China, were collected and analyzed for 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as priority pollutants from March 2002 to March 2003. ΣPAH16 (sum of 16 PAH compounds) concentrations in the dustfall collected during heating season ranged from 2.5 to 85.5 μg/g, while that during the nonheating season varied from 1.0 to 48.2 μg/g dry weight. The dominant components in the heating season included naphthalene, phenanthrene, fluoranthene, and chrysene, while naphthalene, fluorene, phenanthrene, and fluoranthene were dominant during the nonheating season. Compared with the nonheating season, the heating season was characterized by a higher fraction of high-molecular-weight PAHs with four to six rings with exception of the samples from the east industrial area. The east industrial area had more significant correlations between individual PAH compounds, and more discrete triangular components of three-, four-, five- and six-ring PAHs. No significant correlations were observed between the PAHs concentrations and total organic carbon (TOC) in the dustfall samples. The deposition fluxes of ΣPAH15 (sum of 15 PAHs except naphthalene), ΣPAH6 (sum of 6 carcinogenic PAHs recommended by IARC) and benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) from atmospheric deposition to the whole area were estimated as 1911, 196, and 53 μg/m 2 /year, respectively. The deposition rates for PAH compounds in the east industrial area were higher than those in the urban and rural areas. Furthermore, the deposition contribution of PAHs during domestic heating season in winter was not significant relative to the annual inputs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Science of the Total Environment Elsevier

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in dustfall in Tianjin, China

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2004 Elsevier B.V.
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0048-9697
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1879-1026
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10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.11.003
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Abstract

Atmospheric dustfall samples from 23 locations in Tianjin, China, were collected and analyzed for 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as priority pollutants from March 2002 to March 2003. ΣPAH16 (sum of 16 PAH compounds) concentrations in the dustfall collected during heating season ranged from 2.5 to 85.5 μg/g, while that during the nonheating season varied from 1.0 to 48.2 μg/g dry weight. The dominant components in the heating season included naphthalene, phenanthrene, fluoranthene, and chrysene, while naphthalene, fluorene, phenanthrene, and fluoranthene were dominant during the nonheating season. Compared with the nonheating season, the heating season was characterized by a higher fraction of high-molecular-weight PAHs with four to six rings with exception of the samples from the east industrial area. The east industrial area had more significant correlations between individual PAH compounds, and more discrete triangular components of three-, four-, five- and six-ring PAHs. No significant correlations were observed between the PAHs concentrations and total organic carbon (TOC) in the dustfall samples. The deposition fluxes of ΣPAH15 (sum of 15 PAHs except naphthalene), ΣPAH6 (sum of 6 carcinogenic PAHs recommended by IARC) and benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) from atmospheric deposition to the whole area were estimated as 1911, 196, and 53 μg/m 2 /year, respectively. The deposition rates for PAH compounds in the east industrial area were higher than those in the urban and rural areas. Furthermore, the deposition contribution of PAHs during domestic heating season in winter was not significant relative to the annual inputs.

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Science of the Total EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2005

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