Combustion sources of particles. 1. Health relevance and source signatures

Morawska, Lidia & Zhang, Junfeng (2002) Combustion sources of particles. 1. Health relevance and source signatures. Chemosphere, 49(9), pp. 1045-1058.

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Combustion processes result in generation of a large number of particle and gaseous products that create health and environmental risks. Of particular importance are the very small particles that are emitted in large quantities from all the combustion sources, and that have been shown to be potentially more significant in terms of their impact on health than larger particles. To control and mitigate the particles with a view of health and environmental risk reduction, a good understanding is necessary of the relative and absolute contribution from the emission sources to the airborne concentrations. This understanding could only be achieved by developing source signature libraries through direct emission measurements from the sources on one hand, and by measuring particle concentrations in the air, and apportioning them to the specific local and distant sources using the signatures, on the other hand. This paper is a review of particle characteristics that are used as source signatures as well as their general advantages and limitations. The second part of the paper reviews source signatures of the most common combustion pollution sources.

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ID Code: 9938
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Airborne particulate matter, Combustion sources, Source signature, Air pollution, Emission factors, Particle measurements
DOI: 10.1016/S0045-6535(02)00241-2
ISSN: 0045-6535
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:47

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