Advertisement

Source Apportionment of Primary Carbonaceous Aerosol Using the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model

  • P. V. Bhave
  • G. A. Pouliot
  • M. Zheng
Conference paper

A substantial fraction of fine particulate matter (PM) across the United States is composed of carbon, which may be either emitted in particulate form (i.e., primary) or formed in the atmosphere through gas-to-particle conversion processes (i.e., secondary). Primary carbonaceous aerosol is emitted from numerous sources including motor vehicle exhaust, residential wood combustion, coal combustion, forest fires, agricultural burning, solid waste incineration, food cooking operations, and road dust. Quantifying the primary contributions from each major emission source category is a prerequisite to formulating an effective control strategy for the reduction of carbonaceous aerosol concentrations. A quantitative assessment of secondary carbonaceous aerosol concentrations also is required, but falls outside the scope of the present work.

Keywords

Elemental Carbon Diesel Exhaust Source Apportionment Carbonaceous Aerosol Source Category 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Bhave
    • 1
  • G. A. Pouliot
    • 1
  • M. Zheng
    • 2
  1. 1.Atmospheric Sciences Modeling DivisionAir Resources Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationResearch Triangle ParkUSA
  2. 2.School of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesGeorgia Institute of TechnologyGAUSA

Personalised recommendations