Black carbon aerosols impact of Khartoum petroleum refinery at Khartoum State

A. S. Ibrahim, F. I. Habbani

Abstract


black carbon (BC) contributes directly and indirectly to the Earth’s radiation balance
change and to adverse health effects, it is of interest not only for climate research, but
also for urban and regional air quality studies. In this paper results are presented of a
study that was made of the black carbon concentration due to the impact of Khartoum
petroleum refinery emissions at Khartoum State. In order to measure the black carbon
concentration in the atmosphere, a sample of air is drawn through a filter medium with
portable MiniVol samplers and the stain produced is measured by a reflectometer. The
results of study were statistically analyzed and compared with data found in the
literature. .

Keywords


Black carbon; refinery emissions; MiniVol samplers; reflectometer

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