Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in indoor dust matter of Palermo (Italy) area: Extraction, GC–MS analysis,distribution and sources

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Abstract

Studies on indoor pollution are important since people spend more than 80% of their time indoor environments. In thiswork the method for PAHs analysis in indoor dust (used as passive sampler) and the results relative to samples collected inthe area of Palermo are reported. Dust samples for analysis were collected from 45 indoor environments. Total PAHsconcentrations in indoor dusts ranged from 36 to 34 453 mgkg 1 d.w. To correlate indoor and outdoor pollution weanalyze, also, the particulate matter and PAHs levels samples collected in four stations. The percentage measured in indoordusts results more low than that found outside. The values of isomeric ratios for the different samples were used toindividuate the predominant PAHs sources.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1801-1817
Numero di pagine17
RivistaAtmospheric Environment
Volume42
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2008

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Atmospheric Science

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