Distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on atmospheric aerosol particles of different sizes

Gyula Kiss, Zita Varga-Puchony, Gábor Rohrbacher, József Hlavay

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Abstract

The size distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in aerosol samples collected with a Berner-type nine-stage cascade impactor was determined. Most of the PAHs were found on aerosol particles having aerodynamic diameter between 0.125 and 2 μm. Relationship between meteorological parameters and the size distribution of PAHs as well as the total PAH content of aerosol samples were investigated. Both the overall mass media diameter (MMD) and the total concentration of PAHs increased with decreasing ambient temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-261
Number of pages9
JournalAtmospheric Research
Volume46
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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