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Choi, Sung-Deuk
Environmental Analytical Chemistry Lab (EACL)
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  • Persistent organic pollutants, Environmental Analysis and monitoring, Multimedia modeling, Fine particle

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Spatially high-resolved monitoring and risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an industrial city

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dc.contributor.author Tuyet Nam Thi Nguyen ko
dc.contributor.author Kwon, Hye-Ok ko
dc.contributor.author Lammel, Gerhard ko
dc.contributor.author Jung, Kun-Sik ko
dc.contributor.author Lee, Sang-Jin ko
dc.contributor.author Choi, Sung-Deuk ko
dc.date.available 2020-06-18T08:57:07Z -
dc.date.created 2020-06-08 ko
dc.date.issued 2020-07 ko
dc.identifier.citation JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, v.393, pp.122409 ko
dc.identifier.issn 0304-3894 ko
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.unist.ac.kr/handle/201301/32346 -
dc.description.abstract Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were monitored at 20 sites in semi-rural, urban, and industrial areas of Ulsan, the largest industrial city in South Korea, for one year. The target compounds were the 16 priority PAHs designated by the US Environmental Protection Agency except for naphthalene, acenaphthene, and acenaphthylene. Gaseous PAHs collected using polyurethane foam-based passive air samplers (PUF-PASs) and particulate PAHs predicted using gas/particle partitioning models were used to estimate the human health risks. The mean total cancer risk through inhalation intake and dermal absorption for all target age groups (children, adolescents, adults, and lifetime) ranged from 0.10 x 10(-7) to 2.62 x 10(-7), lower than the acceptable risk level (10(-6)), thus representing a safe level for residents. The cancer risk through dermal absorption and inhalation intake was predicted to be highest in winter, mostly due to the higher concentrations of PAHs, especially high-molecular-weight species with greater toxicity. Additionally, gaseous and particulate PAHs contributed more to dermal absorption and inhalation intake, respectively. As a consequence of local emissions and advection, the risks were higher in the industrial and semi-rural areas. This study suggests that human health risks can be cost-effectively mapped on a local scale using passive air sampling. ko
dc.language 영어 ko
dc.publisher ELSEVIER ko
dc.title Spatially high-resolved monitoring and risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an industrial city ko
dc.type ARTICLE ko
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-85080107815 ko
dc.identifier.wosid 000532829200068 ko
dc.type.rims ART ko
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122409 ko
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389420303976?via%3Dihub ko
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