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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the South American Environment

  • Ricardo Barra
  • Caroline Castillo
  • Joao Paulo Machado Torres
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Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 191)

Abstract

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a large group of chemical substances with a similar structure comprising two or more joined aromatic carbon rings. PAHs vary both in their chemical characteristics and in their environmental sources, and they are found in the environment both as gases and associated with particulate material.

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Suspend Particulate Matter Atmos Environ Wood Combustion South American Country Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Barra
    • 1
  • Caroline Castillo
    • 1
  • Joao Paulo Machado Torres
    • 2
  1. 1.Aquatic Systems Research Unit, EULA-Chile Environmental Sciences Center, Barrio Universitario S/NUniversity of ConcepciónConcepciónChile
  2. 2.Laboratório de Radioisótopos Eduardo Penna Franca, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas FilhoUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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