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Low-Cost Passive System for Environmental Monitoring

Version 1 : Received: 1 July 2018 / Approved: 4 July 2018 / Online: 4 July 2018 (09:00:20 CEST)

How to cite: Muro Jr., A.; Antoniosi Filho, N.R.; Stacul, S.; Lo Presti, D. Low-Cost Passive System for Environmental Monitoring. Preprints 2018, 2018070062 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0062.v1). Muro Jr., A.; Antoniosi Filho, N.R.; Stacul, S.; Lo Presti, D. Low-Cost Passive System for Environmental Monitoring. Preprints 2018, 2018070062 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0062.v1).

Abstract

The present work aimed to validate a low-cost passive monitoring procedure. For its validation, the monitoring of atmospheric organic pollutants - polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) was carried out in a capital of the central-western region of Brazil. The sensors were fixed on poles intended for electrification during the dry season. After 15 days, samples were extracted by solvent extraction and analysed by High-Resolution Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector (HRGC-FID). For the validation of the procedure, PAHs monitored and standardised by the American Environmental Agency (EPA), a benchmark for environmental monitoring of air quality by several countries, were analysed. The results demonstrated that the low-cost passive monitoring method was effective in the quantification of PAH in the environment-air, capable of being used by countries that do not have many resources for monitoring air quality.

Subject Areas

low-cost monitoring; environment, air-pollution

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