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Vehicular emissions: studies in tunnels and in an urban area

Grant number: 12/04903-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Pérola de Castro Vasconcellos
Grantee:Sofia Ellen da Silva Caumo
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project aims to identify some atmospheric organic compounds that can be considered tracers of specific emissions. We will determine the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and n-alkanes presented in the atmospheric particulate matter collected inside important tunnels and at an urban site in São Paulo City. Some chosen compounds will be important to identify the anthropogenic emissions and other to identify the biogenic emissions. This work is a collaboration project of a larger study: Determinação de perfis de emissão veicular a partir de experimentos em túneis. Programa de Ciência e Tecnologia - CT Transporte. Edital MCT/CNPQ n. 18/2009. Processo: 402383/2009-5 under coordination of Prof. Dr. Paulo Afonso de André - Faculdade de Mediciana - USP.