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The micro-environmental impact of volatile organic compound emissions from large-scale assemblies of people in a confined space

Title
The micro-environmental impact of volatile organic compound emissions from large-scale assemblies of people in a confined space
Author
Dutta, Tanushree
Keywords
VOC; Exposure; Recreation; Sports; Football
Issue Date
2016-10
Publisher
ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Citation
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, V.151, Page. 304-312
Abstract
Large-scale assemblies of people in a confined space can exert significant impacts on the local air chemistry due to human emissions of volatile organics. Variations of air-quality in such small scale can be studied by quantifying fingerprint volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as acetone, toluene, and isoprene produced during concerts, movie screenings, and sport events (like the Olympics and the World Cup). This review summarizes the extent of VOC accumulation resulting from a large population in a confined area or in a small open area during sporting and other recreational activities. Apart from VOCs emitted directly from human bodies (e.g., perspiration and exhaled breath), those released indirectly from other related sources (e.g., smoking, waste disposal, discharge of food-waste, and use of personal-care products) are also discussed. Although direct and indirect emissions of VOCs from human may constitute <1% of the global atmospheric VOCs budget, unique spatiotemporal variations in VOCs species within a confined space can have unforeseen impacts on the local atmosphere to lead to acute human exposure to harmful pollutants. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.
URI
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935116303826?via%3Dihubhttps://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/100703
ISSN
0013-9351; 1096-0953
DOI
10.1016/j.envres.2016.08.009
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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING[S](공과대학) > CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING(건설환경공학과) > Articles
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