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Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and azaarenes in runoff from coal-tar- and asphalt-sealcoated pavement

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Pollution, May 2014
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Title
Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and azaarenes in runoff from coal-tar- and asphalt-sealcoated pavement
Published in
Environmental Pollution, May 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.01.008
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Authors

Barbara J. Mahler, Peter C. Van Metre, William T. Foreman

Abstract

Coal-tar-based sealcoat, used extensively on parking lots and driveways in North America, is a potent source of PAHs. We investigated how concentrations and assemblages of PAHs and azaarenes in runoff from pavement newly sealed with coal-tar-based (CT) or asphalt-based (AS) sealcoat changed over time. Samples of simulated runoff were collected from pavement 5 h to 111 d following application of AS or CT sealcoat. Concentrations of the sum of 16 PAHs (median concentrations of 328 and 35 μg/L for CT and AS runoff, respectively) in runoff varied relatively little, but rapid decreases in concentrations of azaarenes and low molecular weight PAHs were offset by increases in high molecular weight PAHs. The results demonstrate that runoff from CT-sealcoated pavement, in particular, continues to contain elevated concentrations of PAHs long after a 24-h curing time, with implications for the fate, transport, and ecotoxicological effects of contaminants in runoff from CT-sealcoated pavement.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
India 1 1%
Unknown 66 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 19%
Student > Master 12 17%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 8 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 20 29%
Engineering 10 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 13%
Chemistry 8 12%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 4%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 12 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 February 2014.
All research outputs
#1,815,912
of 12,044,816 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Pollution
#517
of 3,717 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#31,913
of 189,153 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Pollution
#11
of 41 outputs
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