Seasonal Trends of Benzo(A)Pyrene in Suspended Particulate Matter in Urban Areas of Belgrade, Serbia
Markovic, Dragan A.
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were identified to be one of the major toxic air pollutants in urban environment PAHs are mostly formed during incomplete combustion or pyrolysis of organic material According to Serbian National Legislation, benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) concentration in total suspended particles (TSP) in ambient air in the Belgrade metropolitan area has been determined in the last ten years, as a part of a local air pollution monitoring program performed by the Public Health Institute of Belgrade and funded by Belgrades Municipality Air samples for analysis of BaP in suspended particles have been collected (as 24 h sample once per month) at selected monitoring sites within the municipal air quality monitoring network At the beginning, according to National Regulation, all samples were taken as total suspended particles (TSP) Since mid-2008, the procedure of sampling methodology was harmonized with EU requirements and solid fraction PM(10) has been collected and analyzed... using GC/MS In this study, we have analyzed results of TSP collected between 2005 and 2008 Looking through the results obtained during the period of a whole year, it can be noticed that concentrations of BaP were much higher during winter season at almost all measuring sites
Keywords:air pollution monitoring / particulate matter / benzo(a)pyrene / (BaP)
Source:Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly / CICEQ, 2010, 16, 3, 259-268
- Ministry of Science and Technological Development of Serbia [TR21009], Research Council of Norway