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Emissions of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane from Chicago
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM).
2014 (English)In: Chemosphere, ISSN 0045-6535, E-ISSN 1879-1298, Vol. 107, 473-475 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D-5) is a high-production-volume chemical that is emitted to air in tens of thousands of tonnes each year globally. However, specific information about emission rates to air is still limited. Here we present an estimate of D5 emissions from the city of Chicago based on measurements that have recently been published. We used a multimedia environmental fate model parameterized for Chicago to back-calculate the emission rate of D5 from the measurements. Our estimated average emission rate for D-5 is 500 (2.5-to-97.5-percentile interval: 260-1100) kg d(-1). The corresponding per-capita emissions of 190 (100-420) mg capita(-1) d(-1) agree well with previous estimates for Europe and North America.

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2014. Vol. 107, 473-475 p.
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Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, D-5, Cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes, Emission rate
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-106321DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.12.034ISI: 000337929600061OAI: diva2:736349


Available from: 2014-08-06 Created: 2014-08-04 Last updated: 2014-08-06Bibliographically approved

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