Preliminary Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Associated to Airborne PM10 in Győr, Hungary

Preliminary Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Associated to Airborne PM10 in Győr, Hungary


  • Journal title: Acta Technica Jaurinensis
  • ISSN: 2064-5228 (online)
  • Publisher: Szechenyi Istvan University
  • Country of publisher: hungary
  • Platform/Host/Aggregator: Open journal system ojs
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2019/Sep/29

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Engineering, Multidisciplinary
  • Publisher's keywords: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAHs, ambient air, air quality
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF
  • Time From Submission to Publication: 14


    A. Nagy-Szabó, Zs. Csanádi, J. Szabó


To download PDF files Login to your Account.


The aim of this study was to assess the ambient concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) associated to the PM10 aerosol fraction in an urban site of Győr, Hungary in 2011. The levels of total PAHs and the individual compounds show large variability during the sampling periods. The total PAH concentrations ranged from 0.88 ng/m3 to 95.80 ng/m3 with the mean value of 20.06 ng/m3. Four and five-rings PAHs were the dominant species in the samples. The levels of carcinogenic PAH species (benzo[a]pyrene, benz[a]anthracene, sum of the three benzofluoranthene isomers, indeno[1,2,3-c,d]pyrene and dibenz[a,h]anthracene) determined were compared with published data of other Hungarian cities. The potential carcinogenic risks of PAHs were also estimated.

About Europub

EuroPub is a comprehensive, multipurpose database covering scholarly literature, with indexed records from active, authoritative journals, and indexes articles from journals all over the world. The result is an exhaustive database that assists research in every field. Easy access to a vast database at one place, reduces searching and data reviewing time considerably and helps authors in preparing new articles to a great extent. EuroPub aims at increasing the visibility of open access scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.