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Analysis of PAHs associated with particulate matter PM2.5 in two places at the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
Hugo Albeiro Saldarriaga Noreña
REBECCA ALEJANDRA LOPEZ MARQUEZ
MARIO ALFONSO MURILLO TOVAR
Leonel Hernández Mena
JESUS EFREN OSPINA NOREÑA
ENRIQUE SANCHEZ SALINAS
STEFAN MARIAN WALISZEWSKI KUBIAK
SILVIA MONTIEL PALMA
Acceso Abierto
Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas
doi:10.3390/atmos6091259
"This study was carried out between January and February 2013, at two sites in the city of Cuernavaca, México, using low-volume equipment. Fifteen Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), were identified by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. The total average concentration observed for PAHs was 24.0 ng·m−3, with the high molecular weight compounds being the most abundant. The estimated equivalent concentration for Benzo (a) P (BaPE) was 4.05 ng·m−3. Diagnostic ratios together with the principal components analysis (PCA) allowed for establishing coal burning and vehicle emissions as being the main sources of these compounds in the area. The PAHs used to calculate this index account for 51% of the 15 PAHs identified, which probably involves a risk to the exposed population."
MDPI
2015
Artículo
Atmosphere 2015, 6, 1259-1270;
Inglés
BIOLOGÍA Y QUÍMICA
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