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Influence of a municipal solid waste incinerator on ambient air PCDD/F levels: a comparison of running and non-running periods.
Sci Total Environ. 2014 Sep 01; 491-492:34-41.ST

Abstract

The concentration of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) in the ambient air of a municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) during its running and non-running periods was monitored in this study to investigate the contribution of the MSWI to PCDD/F pollution in the vicinal environment. Results show that the PCDD/F levels for the normal MSWI running period and after shut-down ranged 0.156-1.44 pg I-TEQ/m(3) (0.514 pg I-TEQ/m(3)) and 0.158-0.648 pg I-TEQ/m(3) (0.345 pg I-TEQ/m(3)), respectively. Significant differences were found between the results of the two surveys in 2011 and 2012. High PCDD/F levels were observed in two of the seven study sites in 2011, and these levels directly declined in 2012. A dramatic increase in PCDD/F concentrations was observed in two sites in 2012. Comparison of congener and homologue fingerprint characteristics in the two surveys, together with principal component analysis, revealed that the PCDD/F levels in all of the samples collected in 2012 and in three of the samples collected in 2011 are mainly influenced by heavy traffic. MSWI is the primary PCDD/F emission sources of the PCDD/Fs detected in the remaining samples collected in 2011.

Authors+Show Affiliations

South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Guangzhou 510655, China.South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Guangzhou 510655, China.School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Lanzhou JiaoTong University, Lanzhou 730070, China.South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Guangzhou 510655, China.South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Guangzhou 510655, China.South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Guangzhou 510655, China. Electronic address: renmingzhong@scies.org.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24745662

Citation

Zhang, Manwen, et al. "Influence of a Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator On Ambient Air PCDD/F Levels: a Comparison of Running and Non-running Periods." The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 491-492, 2014, pp. 34-41.
Zhang M, Zhang S, Zhang Z, et al. Influence of a municipal solid waste incinerator on ambient air PCDD/F levels: a comparison of running and non-running periods. Sci Total Environ. 2014;491-492:34-41.
Zhang, M., Zhang, S., Zhang, Z., Xu, Z., Feng, G., & Ren, M. (2014). Influence of a municipal solid waste incinerator on ambient air PCDD/F levels: a comparison of running and non-running periods. The Science of the Total Environment, 491-492, 34-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.03.100
Zhang M, et al. Influence of a Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator On Ambient Air PCDD/F Levels: a Comparison of Running and Non-running Periods. Sci Total Environ. 2014 Sep 1;491-492:34-41. PubMed PMID: 24745662.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influence of a municipal solid waste incinerator on ambient air PCDD/F levels: a comparison of running and non-running periods. AU - Zhang,Manwen, AU - Zhang,Sukun, AU - Zhang,Zhengquan, AU - Xu,Zhengcheng, AU - Feng,Guixian, AU - Ren,Mingzhong, Y1 - 2014/04/16/ PY - 2013/11/01/received PY - 2014/03/19/revised PY - 2014/03/19/accepted PY - 2014/4/22/entrez PY - 2014/4/22/pubmed PY - 2014/12/20/medline KW - Fingerprint KW - Municipal solid waste incinerator KW - PCA KW - PCDD/Fs ambient air SP - 34 EP - 41 JF - The Science of the total environment JO - Sci Total Environ VL - 491-492 N2 - The concentration of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) in the ambient air of a municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) during its running and non-running periods was monitored in this study to investigate the contribution of the MSWI to PCDD/F pollution in the vicinal environment. Results show that the PCDD/F levels for the normal MSWI running period and after shut-down ranged 0.156-1.44 pg I-TEQ/m(3) (0.514 pg I-TEQ/m(3)) and 0.158-0.648 pg I-TEQ/m(3) (0.345 pg I-TEQ/m(3)), respectively. Significant differences were found between the results of the two surveys in 2011 and 2012. High PCDD/F levels were observed in two of the seven study sites in 2011, and these levels directly declined in 2012. A dramatic increase in PCDD/F concentrations was observed in two sites in 2012. Comparison of congener and homologue fingerprint characteristics in the two surveys, together with principal component analysis, revealed that the PCDD/F levels in all of the samples collected in 2012 and in three of the samples collected in 2011 are mainly influenced by heavy traffic. MSWI is the primary PCDD/F emission sources of the PCDD/Fs detected in the remaining samples collected in 2011. SN - 1879-1026 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24745662/Influence_of_a_municipal_solid_waste_incinerator_on_ambient_air_PCDD/F_levels:_a_comparison_of_running_and_non_running_periods_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0048-9697(14)00440-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -