Composition of trace metals in indoor dust during and after building renovation

Mohd Talib Latif, Tan Sheh Na, Nor Hafizah Baharudin, Thunwadee Srithawirat, Noorlin Mohamad, Firoz Khan, Fazrul Razman Sulaiman

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Abstract

A study was conducted to determine the composition and concentration of trace metals in suspended particulate matter (PM 10 ) and indoor dust in two academic buildings of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. One building was in the final phases of renovation (UR) and the other building had just finished renovation (AR). PM 10 sampling of air was performed using a low volume sampler (LVS), and samples of indoor dust were obtained using a brush and a small plastic bag. The compositions of trace metals in both samples were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). PM 10 concentrations in the building under renovation (UR) were found to be higher (77.1 ± 32.4 μg m -3 to 355.4 ± 38.3 μg m -3 ) than those in the building after renovation (AR) (91.7 ± 41.2 μg m -3 to 147.9 ± 3.0 μg m -3 ). Higher concentrations of PM 10 were found in the open areas (foyer and corridor) than in closed areas (classroom and laboratory). The concentrations of trace metals in PM 10 and indoor dust were found to be dominated by Zn, followed by Pb > Cu > Cd. There is no indication of health adverse effect based on the concentration of trace metals recorded in the UR and AR buildings from this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1781-1790
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Engineering and Management Journal
Volume17
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Health risk
  • Indoor dust
  • PM
  • Renovation
  • Trace metals

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  • Environmental Engineering
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Latif, M. T., Na, T. S., Baharudin, N. H., Srithawirat, T., Mohamad, N., Khan, F., & Sulaiman, F. R. (2018). Composition of trace metals in indoor dust during and after building renovation. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 17(8), 1781-1790.

Composition of trace metals in indoor dust during and after building renovation. / Latif, Mohd Talib; Na, Tan Sheh; Baharudin, Nor Hafizah; Srithawirat, Thunwadee; Mohamad, Noorlin; Khan, Firoz; Sulaiman, Fazrul Razman.

In: Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 17, No. 8, 01.01.2018, p. 1781-1790.

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Latif, MT, Na, TS, Baharudin, NH, Srithawirat, T, Mohamad, N, Khan, F & Sulaiman, FR 2018, 'Composition of trace metals in indoor dust during and after building renovation', Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 1781-1790.
Latif MT, Na TS, Baharudin NH, Srithawirat T, Mohamad N, Khan F et al. Composition of trace metals in indoor dust during and after building renovation. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. 2018 Jan 1;17(8):1781-1790.
Latif, Mohd Talib ; Na, Tan Sheh ; Baharudin, Nor Hafizah ; Srithawirat, Thunwadee ; Mohamad, Noorlin ; Khan, Firoz ; Sulaiman, Fazrul Razman. / Composition of trace metals in indoor dust during and after building renovation. In: Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 17, No. 8. pp. 1781-1790.
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