Modelling of formaldehyde dispersion in the industrial park air using GIS

Dehghani, M. and Khodabakhshi, A. and Taghizadeh, M.M. and Hashemi, H. and Rastgoo, E. (2015) Modelling of formaldehyde dispersion in the industrial park air using GIS. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 16 (4). pp. 293-304.

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Abstract

The city of Zarghan is located 25 km northeast of Shiraz, Southern Iran. Two major industries are producing melamine resin, located within two kilometres from Zarghan residential area. Formaldehyde is the major chemical compound used in these industries. Since formaldehyde is known as a human carcinogen, there is a concern about its high concentration and also its distribution in Zarghan residential area and the serious health risk associated with the exposure to the chemical. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure the concentration of formaldehyde and determine its dispersion in Zarghan residential area by GIS. Passive sampling method was used to measure the concentration of formaldehyde at ten monitoring stations. The results showed that the formaldehyde concentration near these industries was 38.1 µgm−3. Interpolation using GIS showed that the concentration of pollutants at 1,400 m from the point sources was still in the standard limit of 10 µgm−3.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Geographic information systems; Health risks; Housing; Interpolation, Formaldehyde concentrations; Human carcinogen; Industrial parks; Melamine resin; Monitoring stations; Passive sampling; Point sources; Residential areas, Formaldehyde
Subjects: WA Public Health > Public Health Education WA.18 > WA 30 Social, Economic, and Environmental factor in public health
WA Public Health > WA 30 Social, Economic, and Environmental factor in public health
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Environmental Health
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2017 09:34
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2017 09:34
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2003

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