TITLE

PM 2.5 and PAH Concentrations in Urban Atmosphere of Tiruchirappalli, India

AUTHOR(S)
Mohanraj, R.; Solaraj, G.; Dhanakumar, S.
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology;Sep2011, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p330
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Airborne PM 2.5 and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) bound to it were determined from March 2009 to February 2010 at different locations in Tiruchirappalli City, Southern India using fine particulate sampler and high performance liquid chromatography. Average ∑9 PAHs concentrations at four sampling stations were 333.7, 202.6, 265.9, and 232.7 ng/m, respectively. Highest concentration of PAHs was observed during northeast monsoon season (301.5 ng/m) and lowest in southwest monsoon (216 ng/m). Low and medium molecular weight PAHs such as phenanthrene, anthracene, benzo(a)anthracene and chrysene were observed in all seasons. Principal compound analysis revealed gasoline and diesel vehicular emissions as major sources for PAHs compounds.
ACCESSION #
64307880

 

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