Lung-deposited particle surface area (LDSA) and black carbon (BC) in high-rise apartments in Seoul, Korea

Donghyun Rim, Youngbo Won, Changhyeok Kim, Seung Bok Lee, Gwi Nam Bae

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Abstract

This study investigates residential exposure profiles of lung-deposited particle surface area (LDSA) and black carbon (BC) in urban high-rise apartments. Time-varying LDSA and BC concentrations were continuously measured over a period of 7 days in four high-rise apartments in Seoul, Korea from January 18 to April 25, 2016. Indoor LDSA ranged from 46 to 58 µm2/cm3 while indoor BC concentrations were between 1.1 and 1.6 µg/m3. The highest indoor LDSA was observed for the apartment with a gas stove, which was higher than those with an induction stove or no stove. BC concentrations were consistently higher in outdoor than indoor air regardless of gas stove usage, implying that BC is a better indicator of the contribution of outdoor sources to indoor exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN (Electronic)9781713826514
StatePublished - 2018
Event15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2018Jul 27 2018

Publication series

Name15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period7/22/187/27/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution

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