Source apportionment of PAHs in Temuco Chile using receptor modeling and high-volume PM2.5 sampling

Luis Alonso Díaz Robles, Cristian Figueroa, Ernesto Pino-Cortés, Francisco Cubillos, Alberto Vergara-Fernández, Francisco Cereceda-Balic

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Abstract

The contribution of emission sources of PAH present in PM2.5 was determined through a positive matrix factorization receptor model and achieve a characterization of these compounds in the city of Temuco, Southern Chile.There were 9 days considered extreme of the Temuco air quality because the PM2.5 exceeded 170 μg/cu m. The PM2.5 daily concentrations were significantly higher than the corresponding EPA air quality standard of 35 μg/cu m during winter. Anthropogenic sources were solved for Temuco, where wood burning and mobile sources were significant sources of PAH in winter season. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 108th AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition (Raleigh, NC 6/22-25/2015).
Original languageAmerican English
Pages349-354
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA -
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA
Period1/01/15 → …

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