Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in indoor and outdoor air in Turkey: Estimations of sources and exposure

ESEN F., Kayikci G.

ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSICS, vol.19, no.1, pp.39-49, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15275922.2017.1408162
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-49
  • Keywords: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, indoor air, passive sampling, exposure, Bursa, DRY DEPOSITION, POLYCHLORINATED-BIPHENYLS, PARTICULATE MATTER, PAHS, URBAN, SITE, ATMOSPHERE, CHINA, VELOCITIES, SCHOOLS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the current study was to measure polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in eight indoor (In both kitchen and living room) air sampling locations using a passive sampling method for collection. Passive outdoor air samples were also collected from 3 of the same sampling locations as the indoor air sampling sites. Sampling was conducted in three seasons. The summer season, when windows are generally open, was between 18th July and 01st September, 2014; the autumn and winter seasons, when windows are mostly closed, was between 18th October and 01st December, 2014, and 01st December, 2014, and 18th January, 2015, respectively.