Ambient monitoring of benzo-a-pyrene (B[a]P) emissions at two oil refineries

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  • Published: July 2008
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852935064
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

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This report describes work undertaken by the National Physical Laboratory for the Energy Institute's Air Emissions Group, to monitor boundary-fence concentrations of particulate phase benzo-[a]-pyrene (B[a]P) at two oil refineries in the UK. The purpose of the project was to establish whether or not there is currently a problem with the concentration levels being emitted from oil refineries.

NPL acquired five pairs of sample at each refinery during November and December 2004; each sample pair consisting of samples taken at nominally upwind and downwind locations of the potential Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) sources at each refinery. Additionally, three pairs of vapour phase samples were acquired at each refinery.

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