17 Nov '12, 1pm

Researchers present new explanation for the long-range transport of PAH pollutants

Researchers present new explanation for the long-range transport of PAH pollutants 17 November 2012 When airborne particles (green) form before PAHs adhere, both the pollutants and particles dissipate quickly, as shown in the top row. But when the particles form in the presence of pollutants, which is what likely happens in nature, the longer-lasting particles enable the long-range transport of the pollutants (bottom). Credit: ACS, Zelenyuk et al. Click to enlarge. A team led by researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is presenting a new explanation for the long-range airborne transport (LRT) of polluting polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); a paper on the work is published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology . Pollution from fossil fuel burning and forest fires reaches all the way to the Arctic, even though it should decay long before ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/11/pah-20121117.html

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