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dc.contributor.authorE. Kennedy, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorHawker, Darrylen_US
dc.contributor.authorF. Muller, Jochenen_US
dc.contributor.authorE. Bartkow, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorW. Truss, Rowanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:18:02Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:18:02Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-09-11T04:57:43Z
dc.identifier.issn13522310en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.02.033en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17684
dc.description.abstractEthylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) were compared as thin film polymer passive air samplers for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These samplers were co-deployed for periods of up to 27 days at an urban field site in Brisbane. Despite demonstrated air side resistance to mass transfer, sampling rate ratios indicate rapid accumulation kinetics for EVA compared with LDPE. Confirming theoretically predicted values, sampler-air partition coefficients were greater for EVA as compared with LDPE. The relatively high capacity of EVA films may be an advantage in terms of sensitivity, when film thickness and hence amounts accumulated at equilibrium, are low. Predictions of times to effective equilibrium View the MathML source were made for a nominal film thickness of 1 孮 These predictions indicate that both types of films would be effective equilibrium phase samplers for predominantly vapour phase PAHs with log octanol-air partition coefficients View the MathML source values of less-than-or-equals, slant8.7 (pyrene). Despite comparatively rapid linear stage kinetics for EVA, the predicted times to effective equilibrium for PAHs are less for LDPE. This arises due to the relative magnitude of their respective KSA values. The predicted times to equilibrium (25 é for pyrene for example are approximately 94 and 34 days for EVA and LDPE, respectively.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13522310en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom5778en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto5787en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue27en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAtmospheric Environmenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode259902en_US
dc.titleA field comparison of ethylene vinyl acetate and low-density polyethylene thin films for equilibrium phase passive air sampling of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbonsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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