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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(2): 191-196 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.476

Source Apportionment Analysis of Airborne Volatile Organic Compounds in Maptaphut, Thailand

Waewta Khantee and Sarawut Thepanondh

Abstract—This study is aimed to identify source of VOCs in Maptaphut sub-district, Rayong province, Thailand. VOCs ambient concentrations data from Pollution Control Department (PCD) were analyzed by receptor model using principal component analysis (PCA) and BTEX ratios. BTEX ratios of monitoring data in Maptaphut area were similar to ratios of roadside (Dindaeng) monitoring station which indicated that major emission source of VOCs in Maptaphut area was mobile source. Principal component analysis of the data from Health Promotion Hospital Maptaphut (HMTP) monitoring station was divided in 12 principal components (PCs) as same as PCA for roadside (Dindaeng) station. Some PC of HMTP monitoring station was contained VOCs profile similar to roadside station.

Index Terms—Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), maptaphut, BTEX ratios, principal component analysis (PCA).

The authors are with the Department of Sanitary Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400 Thailand (e-mail: waewta.khantee@gmail.com, sarawut.the@mahidol.ac.th).

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Cite:Waewta Khantee and Sarawut Thepanondh, "Source Apportionment Analysis of Airborne Volatile Organic Compounds in Maptaphut, Thailand," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 191-196, 2014.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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