EPA Ireland Archive of Benzo(a)Pyrene Data

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PAHs are chemical compounds which consist of two or more fused aromatic rings made entirely
from carbon and hydrogen. PAHs have a number of industrial sources such as cokeries, primary
aluminium production and wood preservation. PAHs are also emitted domestically from the
combustions of solid fuels such as wood and coal and they can also be emitted from incomplete
combustion of fuel in automobiles. Cigarette smoke is also a source of PAHs.

PAHs are monitored based on the premise that one particular compound can be used as a marker
for all PAHs. This compound is benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P) and the target value set out in the Fourth
Daughter Directive is based on B(a)P. B(a)P is monitored at five stations across Ireland.

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The Air Quality Team
Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Team
Environmental Research Scientist
EPA Regional Inspectorate, Clonskeagh Road, Richview, Clonskeagh Road Dublin 14, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 268 0100
e-mail: airqd@epa.ie

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Att 1    Monaghan_Kilkitt_BaP_2015_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 2    CDCF5FMayo_Castlebar_BaP_2015_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 3    CDCD03Galway_Bodkin_BaP_2015_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 4    CDC908Dublin_Rathmines_BaP_2015_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 5    CDC1D8Cork_HeathertonPark_BaP_2015_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 6    Cork_HeathertonPark_BaP_2015_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 7    Dublin_Rathmines_BaP_2015_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 8    Galway_Bodkin_BaP_2015_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 9    Mayo_Castlebar_BaP_2015_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 10    Monaghan_Kilkitt_BaP_2014_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)

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Author(s)Team, Q.A.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationEPA Ireland Archive of Benzo(a)Pyrene Data
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=b52a9212-3ee9-102e-a0a4-f81fb11d7d1c
Unique Identifierb52a9212-3ee9-102e-a0a4-f81fb11d7d1c
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-11-23

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Team, Q.A.   "EPA Ireland Archive of Benzo(a)Pyrene Data". Associated datasets and digitial information objects connected to this resource are available at: Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data (SAFER) managed by Environmental Protection Agency Ireland http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=b52a9212-3ee9-102e-a0a4-f81fb11d7d1c (Last Accessed: 2017-11-23)

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Access Information For This Resource

SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=188
Resource KeywordsBaP, PaH, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon,
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project CodeAir Quality
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeAir Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Public-Open
Limitations on the use of this ResourceThe EPA requests an acknowledgement (in publications, conference papers, etc) from those who use information or data received from this online system, its tools and software. For clarifications on any aspect of this raw data users should contact the air quality team. A recommended citation is provided below.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 52
Project Start Date Thursday 1st January 2009 (01-01-2009)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Thursday 1st January 2009 (01-01-2009)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Thursday 31st December 2009 (31-12-2009)
Published on SAFERThursday 11th November 2010 (11-11-2010)
Date of Last EditThursday 15th December 2016 at 14:07:40 (15-12-2016)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 15th December 2016 at 14:07:40 (15-12-2016)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
Fixed and trailer stations on the island of Ireland.

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Lineage information about this project or dataset
Directive 2004/107/EC (EP & CEU, 2004) established an annual target value of 1 ng/m3 in respect of B(a)P.
Supplementary Information
PaH's are measured gravimetrically using a pump which draws air through a filter. The filter is extracted and analysed in the lab by GC-MS.
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