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Profile Analysis Of Poly Cyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHS) In Airborne Participate Matter Of The Area Of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR950182

Volume

10

Pages

16

Published

1995

Size

1,481 kb

Author(s)

C. Samara, E. Manoli & A.M. Kipopoulou

Abstract

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons have been analysed in airborne paniculate matter collected at three locations in the area of Thessaloniki, N. Greece. Concentration profiles of the 16 EPA PAHs were obtained for fine (d < 2.5 ^m) and coarse (2.5 < d < 10 ^m) participates from the city centre, as well as for total suspended particles (TSP) from two residential communities at the interface with the industrial area. Profiles of PAHs did not appear to differ significantly from site-to-site or between seasons. The source identification attempted showed that motor vehicle traffic is important for the city centre throughout the year, whereas oil combustion for resident

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