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Title: Preliminary chemical characterization of particle-phase organic compounds in New Delhi, India
Authors: Sharma, Dhruv N
Sawant, Aniket A
Uma, R
Cocker, David R III
Keywords: PM10
PAH
Benzo(a)pyrene
Two-stroke
Refuse burning
Delhi air quality
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Atmospheric Environment, 37(30), 4317-4323
Abstract: This work describes a pilot study for the investigation of the chemical composition of organic species present in PM10 collected at a residential site in New Delhi during December 2001–March 2002, and in TSP emissions from in-use two-stroke vehicles. Both ambient and emissions samples were analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), with an emphasis on quantification of non-volatile polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and marker compounds in ambient PM10. Preliminary findings suggest that vehicular emissions and biomass and/or refuse burning are significant contributors to the organic fraction of PM10 in the New Delhi atmosphere.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/1206
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