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).
|Title of host publication||108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, ACE 2015 - Connecting the Dots|
|Subtitle of host publication||Environmental Quality to Climate|
|Publisher||Air and Waste Management Association|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2015|
|Event||108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition - Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate, ACE 2015 - Raleigh, United States|
Duration: 22 Jun 2015 → 25 Jun 2015
|Name||Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA|
|Conference||108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition - Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate, ACE 2015|
|Period||22/06/15 → 25/06/15|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We acknowledge the FONDECYT Project No 1120791 for supporting this study.