A systematic investigation of solid and gaseous atmospheric emissions from some coke-oven batteries of one of Europe's largest integrated steel factory (Taranto, Italy) has been carried out. In air monitoring samples, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were consistently detected at concentrations largely exceeding threshold limit values. By means of PAHs speciation profile and benzo(a)pyren (BaP) equivalent dispersion modeling from diffuse sources, the study indicated that serious health risks exist not only in working areas, but also in a densely populated residential district near the factory.
|Titolo:||Air pollution from a large steel factory: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emissions from coke-oven batteries|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|