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dc.contributor.advisorYu, Jimmy
dc.contributor.authorEdokpolo, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:27:46Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:27:46Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/20
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366241
dc.description.abstractPetroleum refinery workers and service station attendants are continually exposed to benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) due to the emission of volatile aromatic hydrocarbons (VAHs) in these environments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the health risk from exposure to BTX in service stations and benzene in petroleum refinery environments by using probabilistic techniques as well as development of exposure guidelines for risk to human health with benzene. The health risk resulting from exposure to BTX in service stations and benzene exposure in petroleum refineries was carried out by using data from scientific literature from 21 countries globally based on 23 research papers. The data were collected and collated into different scenarios for service stations and petroleum refinery environments based on activity, location and occupation and were plotted as cumulative probability distributions (CPD) plots. There were 6 scenarios for service station environments and 4 scenarios for petroleum refinery environments. The exposure data from service stations and petroleum refinery environments were calculated in terms of average daily dose (ADD) and lifetime average daily dose (LADD).
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsVolatile aromatic hydrocarbons (VAHs)
dc.subject.keywordsExposure to benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX)
dc.subject.keywordsRefinery employees, Workplace safety
dc.subject.keywordsPetrol station employees, Workplace safety
dc.subject.keywordsWorkplace health and safety, Petroleun industries
dc.titleHealth Risk Assessment for Exposure to Volatile Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Service Stations and Petroleum Refinery Environments Using Probabilistic Techniques
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyScience, Environment, Engineering and Technology
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorConnell, Des
dc.rights.accessRightsPublic
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1453254080224
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURT
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentGriffith School of Engineering
gro.griffith.authorEdokpolo, Benjamin


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