Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Research article
29 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 29 Jun 2018

Comparison of polycyclic aromatic compounds in air measured by conventional passive air samplers and passive dry deposition samplers and contributions from petcoke and oil sands ore

Narumol Jariyasopit, Yifeng Zhang, Jonathan W. Martin, and Tom Harner


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ED: Publish as is (14 Jun 2018) by Jennifer G. Murphy
Short summary
Air samples were collected using two types of passive samplers at five sampling sites in the Athabasca oil sands region, Alberta, Canada. A comparison of chemicals demonstrated that the sampler with a more open design captured more particle-associated chemicals. The spatial distribution of chemicals showed that the concentrations were highest at a site that is close to surface mining and upgrading facilities. Oil sands ore is likely to be a major contributor to the volatile chemicals in air.
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