RELATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS OF DIFFERENT SOURCES OF URBAN AEROSOLS: APPLICATION OF A NEW ESTIMATION TO MULTIPLE SITES IN CHICAGO

A new method for estimating the percentage contributions (source coefficients) of various sources to the total atmospheric aerosol content requires detailed data on the chemical composition of the urban aerosol and emissions from the various sources considered. Enough data are now available for Chicago to permit a tentative estimation of source coefficients for the following aerosol sources: automobiles, fuel oil buring, cement manufacturing, iron and steel manufacturing, coal burning, and wind-raised soil dust. Comparison of estimated source coefficients for Chicago and published results for the Los Angeles area indicates that the method gives reasonable results. This paper also examines the possibility of applying the method to multiple stations within a single city or region.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Gatz, D F
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Accession Number: 00082830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM