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Abstract

The seasonal variation in ambient air concentrations of low molecular weight carbonyls (C=6) measured in Ispra showed maximum concentrations up to 7Ág/m(3) for formaldehyde, while monthly average values up to 4.3, 3.0, and 3.5Ág/m(3) were recorded for formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acetone, respectively. Considerable amounts (up to 4.5Ág/m[3]) of methacrolein were found in ambient air during summer and autumn. Preliminary evidence indicated that for formaldehyde during summer sources other than local traffic should be taken into account.

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Authors: KOTZIAS D, JRC-Environment Institute- Air Quality Unit, Ispra (IT);REMBGES D, JRC-Environment Institute- Air Quality Unit, Ispra (IT);DUTAUR L, JRC-Environment Institute- Air Quality Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Frensenius Environment Bull (2000). Vol.9 pp. 189-192
Availability: An article published in: Frensenius Environment Bull (2000). Vol.9 pp. 189-192
Record Number: 200013374 / Last updated on: 2001-06-27
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en