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Submitted: 28 February 2017 Modified: 08 March 2017
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD17022814050558

Airborne volatile organic compounds in urban and industrial locations in four developing countries.

Duc Hoai Do,
Christophe Walgraeve,
Abebech Nuguse Amare,
Krishna Rani Barai,
Amelia E. Parao,
Kristof Demeestere,
Herman van Langenhove

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) represent an important class of air pollutants, however their concentration levels in developing countries have scarcely been reported in literature. Therefore, concentration levels of 60 VOCs were determined at 27 urban and industrial locations in seven different cities in Ethiopia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Bangladesh between 2011 and 2014. Active sampling using Tenax TA as a sorbent was employed followed by TD-GC-MS analysis using internal standard calibration. It was found that TVOCs concentration levels in Dhaka, Bangladesh (arithmetic mean: 343 and 399 μg/m3 for urban and industrial campaign, respectively) were more than 10 times higher when compared to TVOCs levels observed in Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Publication Type
Journal
Title
Atmospheric Environment
Frequency
Others
Publication Date
2015
Volume
119
Page(s)
330–338
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