oa Clean Air Journal = Tydskrif vir Skoon Lug - Inter method comparisons of ambient BTEX measurements

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1017-1703



Arising from concern about possible impacts of petroleum vapours on the local community in a residential area of the south Durban industrial basin, ECOSERV were employed to develop and implement an air quality monitoring program. Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) compounds were selected as the most appropriate indicator pollutants for such vapours. Passive (diffusive) measurements of these compounds therefore commenced at several residential locations to evaluate impacts.

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