Source apportionment of size resolved particulate matter at a European air pollution hot spot

  • Pokorná P
  • Hovorka J
  • Klán M
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Positive Matrix Factorization-PMF was applied to hourly resolved elemental composition of fine (PM0.15-1.15) and coarse (PM1.15-10) aerosol particles to apportion their sources in the airshed of residential district, Ostrava-Radvanice and Bartovice in winter 2012. Multiple-site measurement by PM2.5monitors complements the source apportionment. As there were no statistical significant differences amongst the monitors, the source apportionment derived for the central site data is expected to apply to whole residential district. The apportioned sources of the fine aerosol particles were coal combustion (58.6%), sinter production-hot phase (22.9%), traffic (15%), raw iron production (3.5%), and desulfurization slag processing (

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  • Airship
  • Coarse and fine aerosol
  • Highly time resolved elemental composition
  • Positive Matrix Factorization
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