Publication
Title
Air particulate emissions in developing countries : a case study in South Africa
Author
Abstract
Atmospheric aerosols were collected during the winter in Bethlehem, South Africa. The particulate mass concentrations, ambient carbon mass concentrations, and chemical composition of various particulate fractions showed that the area is highly polluted. The fine particle mass concentrations peaked at 1000 µg/m3 for PM2.5. Ambient carbon mass concentrations ranged from 20 to 40 µg/m3. Single particle analysis confirmed that the fine particle fraction was dominated by organic particles. The topographical conditions, causing a low inversion, together with the high amounts of emissions from biomass burning, result in unacceptable levels of air pollution and pose a considerable health threat to the population.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Analytical letters. - New York, NY
Publication
New York, NY : 2011
ISSN
0003-2719
Volume/pages
44:11(2011), p. 1907-1924
ISI
000330618400006
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 23.06.2017
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