Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in dustfall in Tianjin, China.

  title={Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in dustfall in Tianjin, China.},
  author={Shui-ping Wu and Shu Tao and Fuliu Xu and Richard W. Dawson and Tian Lan and Bengang Li and Jun Cao},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={345 1-3},
Atmospheric dustfall samples from 23 locations in Tianjin, China, were collected and analyzed for 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as priority pollutants from March 2002 to March 2003. SigmaPAH16 (sum of 16 PAH compounds) concentrations in the dustfall collected during heating season ranged from 2.5 to 85.5 mug/g, while that during the non-heating season varied from 1.0 to 48.2 microg/g dry weight. The dominant components in the… CONTINUE READING


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