Concentration Distribution of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Ambient Air of an Industrial Shipbuilding Complex : A Case Study

조선소 밀집지역의 휘발성유기화합물 농도분포 특성에 관한 사례 연구

  • Lee, Myoung-Eun (Department of Urban System Engineering, Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH)) ;
  • Park, Eun-Ok (Department of Environmental Engineering, Green Technology Institute (GTI), GNTECH) ;
  • Chung, Jae-Woo (Department of Environmental Engineering, Green Technology Institute (GTI), GNTECH)
  • 이명은 (경남과학기술대학교 도시시스템공학과) ;
  • 박은옥 (경남과학기술대학교 환경공학과, 녹색기술연구소) ;
  • 정재우 (경남과학기술대학교 환경공학과, 녹색기술연구소)
  • Received : 2014.12.29
  • Accepted : 2015.06.26
  • Published : 2015.06.30


In this study, the spatial and temporal distribution of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in an industrial shipbuilding complex was monitored, and the local characteristics estimated. The major VOC component measured at all of the sampling sites were almost the same as those found at an indoor painting facility, indicating that painting works conducted in the shipyards were a significant source of VOCs in the vicinity of shipbuilding areas. The main parameters affecting the VOCs distribution were the distance between the sampling site and painting work place, and the intensity of the painting works. A quite broad range of VOC concentrations were observed in all of the sampling sites, depending on the intensity of painting works in nearby areas suppressing the typical seasonal and temporal variation trends in VOCs observed in urban areas.


Industrial Shipbuilding Complex;Volatile Organic Compounds;Concentration Distribution;Local Characteristics


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