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dc.contributor.authorSilva, Luis F. O.
dc.contributor.authorHoffmann Sampaio, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorPinto Osorio, Diana del Carmen
dc.contributor.authorNeckel, Alcindo
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, Marcos L.S.
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Minera, Industrial i TIC
dc.coverage.spatialeast=-13.6057769; north=28.950438; name=Aeropuerto de Lanzarote, 35500 San Bartolomé, Las Palmas, Espanya
dc.identifier.citationSilva, L. [et al.]. Atmospheric nanocompounds on Lanzarote Island: vehicular exhaust and igneous geologic formation interactions. "Chemosphere", 1 Setembre 2020, vol. 254, p. 126822: 1-126822: 9.
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dc.description.abstractAtmosphere contamination management is one of the most important features in pollution risk management. The worldwide rise in tourism increases apprehension about its probable destructive conservation influence on various aspects of global conservation. One of the principal dangers increased by tourism-based modes of travel are nanoparticles (NPs) containing potentially hazardous elements (PHEs) contamination. One example of this is island destination of Lanzarote, in Spain’s Canary Islands in which we examined contamination of the local atmosphere, water and soil. Important NPs containing PHEs, (e.g. arsenic, chromium, lead, and mercury), were found in this locale. It is reasonable to assume that this pollution poses an increased environmental danger to the local biome(s). Modes of transport (i.e. by car, airplane, bus) were shown to be an important contributor to this localized contamination as demonstrated by particulate matter (PM) readings collected near the island’s airport. If no measures are taken to reduce vehicle and aircraft traffic, the tendency is to increase environmental degradation will continue unabated. As this particular area of Lanzarote is also one of wine production, increased pollution has the potential for negative impacts on the region’s economy.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has received funding from the CNPq, Brazil and Colciencias, Colombia.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Degradació ambiental::Contaminació atmosfèrica
dc.subject.lcshAir -- Pollution
dc.subject.lcshTourist trade -- Environmental aspects
dc.subject.otherAir pollution
dc.subject.otherCanary islands
dc.subject.otherTourism influences
dc.subject.otherNormal and anthropogenic contamination
dc.titleAtmospheric nanocompounds on Lanzarote Island: vehicular exhaust and igneous geologic formation interactions
dc.subject.lemacAire -- Contaminació
dc.subject.lemacTurisme -- Aspectes ambientals
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GREMS - Grup de Recerca en Mineria Sostenible
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
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dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorSilva, L.; Hoffmann, C.; Pinto, D.; Neckel, A.; Oliveira, M.
local.citation.startingPage126822: 1
local.citation.endingPage126822: 9

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