In Quintero Bay, an important industrial complex is located. Between August and September of 2018, air pollution events associated with odors occurred in the city of Quintero, resulting in intoxication of hundreds of people.
To try to clarify the origin of these events, an air quality monitoring campaign was carried out in one of the companies of the industrial complex (ENAP Terminal Quintero), in addition to the chemical speciation of the fugitive emissions existing in the Quintero Terminal ENAP. The air quality monitoring was performed using an equipment to an EPAS HIM 6000 HAZ SCANNER, Environmental Devices Corporation, USA, capable of measuring the concentration of twelve contaminants including HTC and VOCs, while the chemical speciation was performed using a TORION T9 portable GC / MS, Perkin Elmer, USA.
F. Cereceda-Balic1-2, K. González1, V. Vidal1-2, L. Díaz-Robles3
1Centro de Tecnologías Ambientales (CETAM), Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, General Bari 699, Valparaíso, Chile.
2Departamento de Química, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Avenida España 1680, Valparaíso, Chile
3Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Avenida L.B O ́Higgins 3363, Estación Central, Santiago, Chile