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Passive sampling of SO2 and NO2 ambient air concentrations in Cairo.

Sivertsen, B.

Publication details

Series: NILU OR 16/2001

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2001

ISBN: 82-425-1253-1

File: NILU OR 16/2001 (pdf)

Summary: A screening study was undertaken in greater Cairo to check and verify the ambient air pollution monitoring network operated by EIMP/EEAA. The passive samplers were installed in field to measure ground level concentrations in different microenvironments as a result of emissions from traffic and industry. The possibilities for exceeding the EEAA Law no. 4 and the World Health Organisation¿s (WHO) air quality guidelines for SO2 were identified in two areas of Cairo. NO2 concentration limits were high in some selected streets. The passive sampling results compared reasonably well with the permanent network operated by EIMP/EEAA.