nerc.ac.uk

An overview of research and development themes in the measurement and occurrences of polyaromatic hydrocarbons in dusts and particulates

Cave, Mark R.; Wragg, Joanna; Beriro, Darren J.; Vane, Christopher; Thomas, Russell; Riding, Matthew; Taylor, Christopher. 2018 An overview of research and development themes in the measurement and occurrences of polyaromatic hydrocarbons in dusts and particulates. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 360. 373-390. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.08.038

Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
[img] Text
PAH in Dust review paper edited for JHM v2.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to NERC registered users only until 12 August 2019.
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 4.0.

Download (1MB) | Request a copy
[img] Text
Supplementary Material JHM paperV2.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to NERC registered users only until 12 August 2019.
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 4.0.

Download (2MB) | Request a copy

Abstract/Summary

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of organic compounds consisting of two or more fused aromatic rings and are probably one of the most studied groups of organic chemicals in environmental research. PAHs originate mainly from anthropogenic processes, particularly from incomplete combustion of organic fuels. PAHs are distributed widely in particulate matter. Due to widespread sources and persistent characteristics, PAHs disperse through atmospheric transport and exist almost everywhere. Human beings are exposed to PAH mixtures in gaseous or particulate phases in ambient air. Long-term exposure to high concentrations of PAHs is associated with adverse health problems. This review identifies the main research and development themes in the measurement and occurrences of PAHs in dusts and particulates using a new approach to carrying out a literature review where many peer-review publications have been produced. The review extracts the most important research themes from a literature search using a combination of text mining and a more detailed review of selected papers from within the identified themes

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.08.038
ISSN: 03043894
Date made live: 06 Dec 2018 15:37 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/521829

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

Downloads for past 30 days

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...