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Molecular characterization and occurrence of organic compounds in gaseous and particulate phase in atmospheric particulate matter collected in Petrochemical Industry of Capuava (SP)

Grant number: 16/23339-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2017
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal researcher:Pérola de Castro Vasconcellos
Grantee:Sofia Ellen Caumo Miranda
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/21728-2 - The use of modern autopsy techniques to investigate human diseases (MODAU), AP.TEM


The increase in Brazilian consumption through tax incentives from the federal government led growth in the number of vehicles in São Paulo. Such growth requires a higher production of petrochemical products, which emit many organic compounds responsible for the high level of pollutants in the air. Compounds of PAH class were found in appreciable concentrations in particulate matter collected in tunnels of São Paulo and in ambient air. The variability of the fuel matrix used in Brazil is quite diverse, which makes the identification of compounds emitted mostly by fossil fuels. The hopanes are studied mostly in sediments and oil samples and studies on atmospheric samples are few. The study of volatile organic compounds in air samples is also scarce. In this project we intend to study the atmospheric chemistry of the PAH, the nitro and oxy-PAH, hopanes and VOCs in the atmosphere surrounding the Petrochemical industry of Capuava. This work will have a pioneering role and will be of great importance in the study of air quality and the formation and emission of these compounds into the atmosphere. It will be interesting to find organic markers for burning from oil fuels such as gasoline and diesel and compounds emitted in obtaining industrial raw material. (AU)

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PEREIRA, GUILHERME MARTINS; DA SILVA CAUMO, SOFIA ELLEN; GRANDIS, ADRIANA; MOTA DO NASCIMENTO, EMERSON QUEIROZ; CORREIA, ALEXANDRE LIMA; JORGE BARBOSA, HENRIQUE DE MELO; MARCONDES, MARTA ANGELA; BUCKERIDGE, MARCOS SILVEIRA; VASCONCELLOS, PEROLA DE CASTRO. Physical and chemical characterization of the 2019 ``black rain{''} event in the Metropolitan Area of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Atmospheric Environment, v. 248, MAR 1 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CAUMO, SOFIA; BRUNS, ROY E.; VASCONCELLOS, PEROLA C. Variation of the Distribution of Atmosphericn-Alkanes Emitted by Different Fuels' Combustion. ATMOSPHERE, v. 11, n. 6 JUN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CAUMO, SOFIA; VICENTE, ANA; CUSTODIO, DANILO; ALVES, CELIA; VASCONCELLOS, PEROLA. Organic compounds in particulate and gaseous phase collected in the neighbourhood of an industrial complex in Sao Paulo (Brazil). AIR QUALITY ATMOSPHERE AND HEALTH, v. 11, n. 3, p. 271-283, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 5.

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