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Occupational Exposure To PCDD/PCDF From Industrial Boilers At A Whisky Factory And Vegetable Oil Factory In Samutsakorn Province, Thailand


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S. Pongpiachan, T. Wiriwutikorn, C. Rungruang, K. Yodden, A. Sbrilli, M. Gobbi & C. Centeno


Occupational exposure to PCDD/PCDF from industrial boilers at a whisky factory and vegetable oil factory in Samutsakorn Province, Thailand S. Pongpiachan1, T. Wiriwutikorn2, C. Rungruang2, K. Yodden2, A. Sbrilli3, M. Gobbi3 & C. Centeno3 1NIDA Centre for Research and Development on Disaster Prevention and Management, School of Social and Environmental Development, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand 2Hazardous Substance Division, Waste and Hazardous Substance Management Bureau, Pollution Control Department (PCD), Bangkok, Thailand 3Stockholm Convention Unit, Environmental Management Branch, Vienna, Austria Abstract It is well known that polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and dibenzofurans (PCDFs) are carcinogens and mutagens, which are mainly released from industrial sectors. Fossil fuel fired utilities and industrial boilers are considered as two main sources responsible for the emissions of dioxins. As a consequence, the regional project \“Demonstration of BAT and BEP in the Fossil Fuel-fired Utilities and Industrial Boilers in response to the Stockholm Convention on POPs”, officially approved for full implementation by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in April 2010 in order to investigate the emissions of dioxins from various types of industrial sectors in ESEA (East and South East Asia) countries. This study aims to quantify the emissions of dioxins from industrial boilers at a whisky factory and vegetable oil factory in Samutsakorn Province, Thailand. Keywords: PCDD/PCDF, mercury, dioxins, industrial boilers.


PCDD/PCDF, mercury, dioxins, industrial boilers