PAHs in atmospheric particulate in the area of Italian scientific base in Antarctica

A.M. Caricchia, S. Chiavarini, C. Cremisini, M. Fantini, R. Morabito, A. Perini, M. Pezza

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Data on PAH levels in atmospheric particulate were determined in the frame of the environment protection activities during the VI Italian Expedition in Antarctica. Samples were collected at the four cardinal points at about 200 metres from the central point of the Italian scientific base. Results are related to basic meteorological parameters, operating parameters and fuel consumption of the waste incinerator, power generators and other engines. Data show low levels of the individual PAH (95% in the range 1-50 pg/m3) confirming the absence, up to now, of relevant contamination from Italian base. On the basis of these preliminary results, monitor program will continue in the future expeditions in order to keep under control the potential PAHs sources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235 - 243
Number of pages9
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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Caricchia, A. M., Chiavarini, S., Cremisini, C., Fantini, M., Morabito, R., Perini, A., & Pezza, M. (1993). PAHs in atmospheric particulate in the area of Italian scientific base in Antarctica. Water Science and Technology, 27(7-8), 235 - 243.