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Monitoring Air Quality In Paulinia And Region Using A Mobile Station

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010591

Volume

47

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

884 kb

Author(s)

A.C.C.L. Tresmondi & E. Tomaz

Abstract

Monitoring air quality in Paulinia and region using a mobile station A.C.C.L Tresmondi & E. Tomaz Chemical Engineering Faculty, Unicamp, Brazil Abstract Paulinia and region constitute an important development center in the interior of Sao Paulo State, where there are several chemical industries and the largest petroleum refinery of Brazil. However, there are controversies related to air quality in this region. This work has as an objective the evaluation of air quality in this area by means of a mobile monitoring station, at the same time that the understanding of the relation source x receptor is looked for. The station has analyzers for SOz, I^S, NO, NO:, O], PM10, CO and total hydrocarbons (methane and non-methane) and a meteorological station. In a first stage (March to October 2000) the station was located in the campus of Unicamp, State University of Campinas, about 10 km distant from the main sources, to the Southeast. Comparing the results with Legislation CONAMA [1],

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