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Comparison of PAH Mass Concentrations in Aerosols of the Middle Adriatic Coast Area and Central Croatia

Jakovljević, Ivana; Sever Štrukil, Zdravka; Pehnec, Gordana; Bešlić, Ivan; Milinković, Andrea; Bakija Alempijević, Saranda; Frka, Sanja (2020) Comparison of PAH Mass Concentrations in Aerosols of the Middle Adriatic Coast Area and Central Croatia. Kemija u industriji : časopis kemičara i tehnologa Hrvatske, 69 (13). P75-P82. ISSN 0022-9830

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are considered priority pollutants due to their distribution, persistence, bioaccumulation, and adverse effects on human health. The aim of this study was to obtain the first insight into PAHs mass concentrations bound to airborne particulate matter (PM) in the mid Adriatic coast area of Croatia, and compare them with the PAH levels in Croatia’s urban central area. Relatively low values of PAH mass concentrations were measured in the coastal area, compared to the continental urban region of Croatia impacted by increased emissions due to intensive traffic, industry, and residential heating. A high PM10 contribution of four-ring PAHs (Flu and Pyr) at Martinska site indicated that wood burning heating as well as open fire events, including waste incineration, could be important emission sources of PAHs in the mid Adriatic coast region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: air pollution ; PAH ; HPLC ; BaP ; particulate matter ; coastal Croatia
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Chemistry
BIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE > Public Health and Health Care
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Biokemijski odgovori površinskog sloja oligotrofnog područja Jadranskog mora na atmosfersko taloženjeFrka Milosavljević, SanjaIP-2018-01-3105HRZZ
Depositing User: Sanja Frka Milosavljević
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2022 09:17
DOI: 10.15255/KUI.2020.028

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