Thacker, Neeta and Sheikh, Javed and Tamane, S M and Bhanarkar, A D and Majumdar, Deepanjan and Singh, Kanchan and Chavhan, Chatrapati and Trivedi, Jitendra (2013) Emissions of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to air from waste incinerators and high thermal processes in India. Environmental Monitoring Assessment, 185. pp. 425-429. ISSN 0167-6369, ESSN: 1573-2959

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This study investigated dioxins and dioxinlike polychlorinated biphenyls in gasses emitted from waste incinerators and thermal processes in central and western parts of India. The concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans PCDDs/DFs) ranged from 0.0070 to 26.8140 ng toxicity equivalent (TEQ)/Nm3, and those of dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) ranged from 0.0001×10−1 to 0.0295 ng TEQ/Nm3. The characteristics of mean PCDD/F I-TEQ concentration and congener profiles were studied over all the samples of air. In particular, a pattern consisting of a low proportion of dioxin-like PCBs and high proportion of PCDDs/DFs was common for all the samples from incinerators and high-temperature processes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dioxins, Furans, Dioxin-like PCBs, POPs,Incineration, Thermal Processes
Subjects: Air Pollution
Depositing User: MR ANIL BHANARKAR
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 06:25
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 06:25

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