Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Environmental Behavior and Toxicity in East Asia

  • Kazuichi¬†Hayakawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fundamental Chemistry and General Characteristics

  3. Analytical Methods

  4. Emission Sources and Atmospheric Behavior

  5. Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and PM2.5

  6. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Marine Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. T. Chizhova, Yu. Koudryashova, P. Tishchenko, V. Lobanov
      Pages 175-202
    3. Kazuichi Hayakawa
      Pages 213-223
  7. Metabolic Activation/Toxicities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Kanae Bekki
      Pages 227-234
    3. Daisuke Nakajima, Mayuko Yagishita
      Pages 235-244
    4. Nobuo Suzuki, Takahiro Ikari, Masayuki Sato, Akira Toriba, Toshio Sekiguchi, Yoichiro Kitani et al.
      Pages 245-259
  8. Environmental Standards and Guidelines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Yayoi Inomata
      Pages 263-271
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-274

About this book


This book reviews Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Nitropolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (NPAHs) contamination in the context of environmental pollution in Asia. It is comprised of the following sections: 1. Fundamental Chemistry and General Characteristics; 2. Analytical Methods; 3. Emission Source and Atmospheric Behavior; 4. Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and PM2.5; 5. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Marine Environments; 6. Metabolic Activation/Toxicities; and 7. Environmental Standards and Guidelines. This volume concentrates on the Far East due to the massive consumption of coal and petroleum in China, which has led to considerable levels of air pollution. High concentration of atmospheric PM2.5 in Beijing have been reported since January 2013 and exposure to such high concentrations may cause respiratory, cardiac and lung diseases. Gathering contributions from international experts, this volume provides a valuable reference guide for global researchers and students interested in learning from the East Asian experience.


Atmospheric Pollution Marine Pollution Automobile PM2.5 Coal Combustion Biomass Burning Long-Range Transport East Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Kazuichi¬†Hayakawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Nature and Environmental TechnologyKanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan

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