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Organic compounds in particulate and gaseous phase collected in the neighbourhood of an industrial complex in Sao Paulo (Brazil)

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Caumo, Sofia [1, 2] ; Vicente, Ana [3] ; Custodio, Danilo [3, 1, 2] ; Alves, Celia [3] ; Vasconcellos, Perola [1, 2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Chem, Ave Lineu Prestes 74, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Natl Inst Energy & Environm INCT, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Aveiro, Dept Environm, Ctr Environm & Marine Studies, P-3810193 Aveiro - Portugal
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: AIR QUALITY ATMOSPHERE AND HEALTH; v. 11, n. 3, p. 271-283, APR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Sao Paulo, a megacity in South America, is the largest consumer of fossil fuels in Brazil. The petrochemical products play an important role in the Brazilian economy and in the energy matrix. The compounds emitted when oil is used or processed can affect air quality and endanger human health. Particulate matter and gaseous samples were collected simultaneously in 2015 at an urban site highly impacted by anthropogenic activities, in the city of Santo Andre, Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area. Samples were analysed for elemental and organic carbon, hopanes, n-alkanes, alkenes polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their oxygenated and nitrated derivatives. Among the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, phenanthrene presented the highest concentration in PUF and benzo(b)fluoranthene was dominant in PM. The carcinogenic equivalents for benzo(a)pyrene were 2.1 for PAH and 1.2 for nitro-PAH. The results showed that local activities as vehicular and industrial activities affected the air quality. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/23339-1 - Molecular characterization and occurrence of organic compounds in gaseous and particulate phase in atmospheric particulate matter collected in Petrochemical Industry of Capuava (SP)
Grantee:Sofia Ellen Caumo Miranda
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)