Particle-Size Distribution of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Urban Road Dust of Masan, Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Particle-Size Distribution of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Urban Road Dust of Masan, Korea
Author(s)
Ha, Sung Yong; Kim, Gi Beum; Yim, Un Hyuk; Shim, Won Joon; Hong, Sang Hee; Han, Gi Myung
KIOST Author(s)
Ha, Sung Yong(하성용)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)
Publication Year
2012-08
Abstract
Concentrations and compositions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in particle size fractions of road dust sampled from contrasting areas of an industrialised city in Korea are reported. The largest amounts of road dust were present in industrial areas, followed by areas subject to heavy traffic, and the lowest amounts were associated with a residential area. The highest concentrations of PAHs were recorded in road dust sampled from the areas with the heaviest traffic (0.45-4.1 mu g/g), followed by industrial areas (0.1-3.56 mu g/g), with the lowest concentrations associated with a residential area (0.32-1.95 mu g/g). PAH concentrations in the fractionated dust from the industrialised areas exhibited an inverse correlation with particle size. Although a similar general pattern was observed in the areas of heavy traffic, some increased concentrations associated with larger particles possibly reflect petrogenic contributions. Particles in road dusts from the residential area were generally smaller than those from the other areas, with PAH composition dominated by pyrogenic sources. PAH compositional profiles, evaluated through diagnostic isomeric ratios, indicate that exhaust emissions, rather than crankcase oils or tire and asphalt abrasion, are the major polluting source.
ISSN
0090-4341
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3482
DOI
10.1007/s00244-012-9765-4
Bibliographic Citation
ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, v.63, no.2, pp.189 - 198, 2012
Publisher
SPRINGER
Subject
FRESH-WATER ECOSYSTEMS; FINE ORGANIC AEROSOL; STORMWATER RUNOFF; SOURCE APPORTIONMENT; MOTORWAY RUNOFF; STREET DUST; PAHS; SEDIMENTS; SOILS; RIVER
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SPRINGER
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Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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