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Volatile Profiles of Emissions from Different Activities Analyzed Using Canister Samplers and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Analysis: A Case Study

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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche, Chimiche e Farmaceutiche. Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell’Ambiente della Sicilia, Corso Calatafimi 219, 90129 Palermo, Italy
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Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell’Ambiente della Lombardia, 20100 Milano, Italy
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Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (Iemest), 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(2), 195; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020195
Received: 10 January 2017 / Accepted: 7 February 2017 / Published: 15 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Indoor Air Quality and Health 2016)
The objective of present study was to identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from several sources (fuels, traffic, landfills, coffee roasting, a street-food laboratory, building work, indoor use of incense and candles, a dental laboratory, etc.) located in Palermo (Italy) by using canister autosamplers and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) technique. In this study, 181 VOCs were monitored. In the atmosphere of Palermo city, propane, butane, isopentane, methyl pentane, hexane, benzene, toluene, meta- and para-xylene, 1,2,4 trimethyl benzene, 1,3,5 trimethyl benzene, ethylbenzene, 4 ethyl toluene and heptane were identified and quantified in all sampling sites. View Full-Text
Keywords: canister; indoor; volatile organic compounds (VOCs); Palermo canister; indoor; volatile organic compounds (VOCs); Palermo
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Orecchio, S.; Fiore, M.; Barreca, S.; Vara, G. Volatile Profiles of Emissions from Different Activities Analyzed Using Canister Samplers and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Analysis: A Case Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 195. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020195

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Orecchio S, Fiore M, Barreca S, Vara G. Volatile Profiles of Emissions from Different Activities Analyzed Using Canister Samplers and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Analysis: A Case Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(2):195. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020195

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Orecchio, Santino; Fiore, Michele; Barreca, Salvatore; Vara, Gabriele. 2017. "Volatile Profiles of Emissions from Different Activities Analyzed Using Canister Samplers and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Analysis: A Case Study" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 2: 195. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020195

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