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Sources of Fine Organic Aerosol. 7. Hot Asphalt Roofing Tar Pot Fumes

Rogge, Wolfgang F. and Hildemann, Lynn M. and Mazurek, Monica A. and Cass, Glen R. and Simoneit, Bernd R. T. (1997) Sources of Fine Organic Aerosol. 7. Hot Asphalt Roofing Tar Pot Fumes. Environmental Science and Technology, 31 (10). pp. 2726-2730. ISSN 0013-936X. doi:10.1021/es960525k.

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The organic compounds present in fine particulate roofing asphalt tar fumes are characterized using GC/MS techniques. Most of the compound mass identified consists of n-alkanes (73%). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and thia-arenes (S-PAH) contribute nearly 8% of the identified compound mass and account for 0.57% of the total mass emissions. When compared to the PAH mass fraction determined in fine particulate exhaust emitted from catalyst-equipped automobiles (∼0.5%) and heavy-duty diesel trucks (∼0.1%), roofing tar pot aerosols show a PAH content similar to that of vehicular exhaust.

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Additional Information:© 1997 American Chemical Society. Received for review June 17, 1996. Revised manuscript received June 2, 1997. Accepted June 16, 1997. Publication Date (Web): September 30, 1997. We thank Ed Ruth for his assistance with the mass spectrometry analysis. This research was supported by the California Air Resources Board under Agreement A932-127. Portions of the work benefited from research supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Agreement R-813277-01-0 and by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Partial funding also was provided by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC02-76CH00016. The statements and conclusions in the report are those of the contractor and not necessarily those of the California Air Resources Board. The mention of commercial products, their source, or their use in connection with material reported herein is not to be construed as actual or implied endorsement of such products. This manuscript has not been subject to the EPA's peer and policy review, and hence does not necessarily reflect the views of the EPA.
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Official Citation:Sources of Fine Organic Aerosol. 7. Hot Asphalt Roofing Tar Pot Fumes Wolfgang F. Rogge, Lynn M. Hildemann, Monica A. Mazurek, Glen R. Cass, and Bernd R. T. Simoneit Environmental Science & Technology 1997 31 (10), 2726-2730 DOI: 10.1021/es960525k
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