ISSN

0974-4150 (Online)
0974-4169 (Print)


Author(s): A. Boudehane, S. Atia1, A. Lounas, A. Cecinato, M. Perilli, C. Balducci

Email(s): Email ID Not Available

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2019.00057.9   

Address: A. Boudehane1*, S. Atia1, A. Lounas1, A. Cecinato2, M. Perilli2, C. Balducci2
1University Kasdi Merbah Ouargla, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences of Matter, Ouargla, 30000, Algeria.
2National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA), Via Salaria Km 29.3, P.O. Box 10, 00015 Monterotondo RM, Italy.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 12,      Issue - 6,     Year - 2019


ABSTRACT:
Volatile organic compounds are ubiquitous atmospheric contaminants, affecting both indoor and outdoor environments. Attention is overall paid to toxicants, among which mono-aromatic species, in particular to benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes are cumulatively indicated as BTEX. Mono-aromatic hydrocarbons were investigated in the air of Ouargla, Algeria, between 2014 and 2015. Measurements were conducted indoors and outdoors at the hospital and university estates of the city. BTEX were enriched from air by means of Analyst-I type diffusive sampling devices, which allowed continuous sampling over weeks. After collection, the samplers were spiked with bromobenzene (used as internal reference compound for analysis) and extracted with carbon disulfide directly in the vessel, then the analytes were characterized by means of capillary gas chromatography coupled with flame ionization detection. Total BTEXs ranged from ca. 41 to 131µg/m3; among them toluene (22-87µg/m3) was the most abundant congener. Benzene, ranging from 12 to 27µg/m3, always exceeded the limit value imposed by European normative for health preservation purposes (5µg/m3). At the hospital, the indoor/outdoor BTEX concentration ratio (I/O) exceeded all-the-time 1.0 (range: ~1.5-2.0), which suggested the existence of internal sources for BTEX. This finding was confirmed by the analysis of concentration ratios between the BTEX compounds, which changed from outdoors to indoors as well as with the internal locations examined.


Cite this article:
A. Boudehane, S. Atia1, A. Lounas, A. Cecinato, M. Perilli, C. Balducci. Indoor and Outdoor BTEX in the Hospital and University Estates of Ouargla city, Algeria. Asian J. Research Chem. 2019; 12(6):311-316. doi: 10.5958/0974-4150.2019.00057.9


Recomonded Articles:

Author(s): Kateryna Taran, Ayaou Abderrahim, Vera Kravchenko, Olena Novosel, Svitlana Taran

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2020.00034.6         Access: Closed Access Read More

Author(s): Tauseef Shaikh, Atar Mujum , Khan Wasimuzzama, Rukhsana A Rub

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): SS Chitlange, Kiran Bagri, DM Sakarkar

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): B. Balaswami, P. Venkata Ramana, B. Subba Rao, P. Sanjeeva

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00023.8         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Tentu Nageswara Rao, Muralidhar Reddy Avuthu, B. Venkata Reddy, SNVS Murthy

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2016.00076.6         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Sravani A

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00144.X         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): K. Kishore Kumar, R.S.K. Sharma, P. Chanti Babu, M. Sreenivasa Rao, K. Durga Prasadu, D. Ravi Kumar

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2017.00067.0         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Babu Ganesan, Perumal Perumal, Vijaya Baskaran Manickam, Surya Rao Srikakolapu, Srujana Divya Gotteti, Latha Sundaresan Thirumurthy

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Kathiravan S., Anbarasi B., Mathankumar S.

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): S Kalidas, B Kameswari, P Devi, B Madhumitha, R Meera, NJ Merlin

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Nikita N. Patel, Charmy S. Kothari

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Subhasish Chaudhur, Biswajit Chandra Das

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Jagadeesh Narkedimilli, Vishweshwar Vavilala, Sandeep Mohanty, Saravanan Manvalan, Jayashree Anireddy

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00096.2         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): K. Balamuralikrishna, B. Syamasundar

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Cijo John, Mohd Idris, P. Sudhakar, Priyankar Ghosh, K.M. Varshney, S.K. Shukla

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): P Nagaraju, K Krishnachaithanya, VDN Srinivas, SVN Padma

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): C.K.Oza, Ranju Nijhawan, M. K. Pandya, A. J. Vyas, A. I. Patel

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry (AJRC) is an international, peer-reviewed journal devoted to pure and applied chemistry..... Read more >>>

RNI: Not Available                     
DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150 

Popular Articles


Recent Articles




Tags