Italian National Research Council Publishes Research in Environmental Pollution
2012 AUG 3 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- New research on Environmental Pollution is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Monterotondo, Italy, by VerticalNews correspondents, researchers stated "After entry into force of the Stockholm Convention and Aarhus Protocol and in order to implement the upcoming European legal background, the European countries are asked to apply control measures to reduce the release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as dioxins and furans (PCDD/PCDF) and polychlorinated biphenyls as well as to establish POPs release inventories. In this perspective, development of measuring techniques of emissions is a focal issue in acquiring useful information."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Italian National Research Council, "In this paper, results of various measurement campaigns at different municipal waste incineration (MWI) plants using long-term automated sampling of PCDD/PCDF are presented. The samples collected from both manual and automated campaigns were analyzed following the European Standard EN-1948:2006 by high-resolution gas chromatograph/high-resolution mass spectrometer. Performances of two different commercial systems have been investigated. Anomalous values occurred during one long-term campaign (22.16 pg I-toxic equivalent (TEQ)/Nm(3)), compared to average values (4-5 pg I-TEQ/Nm(3)) of the MWI. At this maximum value, a main occurrence of abnormal and instable operating conditions has been found. Sampling based on long-term basis was found to be more reliable to monitor PCDD/PCDF emissions than occasional short-term sampling. Nevertheless, the results of long-term campaigns demonstrate that emission levels detected in 15-30 days campaigns, when unsteady operating conditions can occur, as start-up and shut down, are not immediately comparable to the typical levels in a 6-8 h, when operating conditions are generally stable."
According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "Moreover, there are often differences observed in the congener profiles between short-and long-term campaigns."
For more information on this research see: Long-term automated sampling of PCDD/PCDF flue gas: current status and critical issues. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 2012;19(6):1896-907.
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Vicaretti, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research Italian National Research Council (CNR-IIA), Via Salaria km 29300, 00015, Monterotondo, Rome, Italy.
Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Europe, Monterotondo, Environmental Pollution.
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