Application of Organic Markers in Identification of Sources of Organic Aerosols

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K. Křůmal, P. Mikuška, and Z. Večeřa

Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno


Organic markers allow identification of emission sources of atmospheric aerosols. The markers of significant anthropogenic aerosol sources ? combustion of biomass including wood and grasses, coal combustion, traffic and cooking ? are characterized. The known concentrations of some substances in air such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons enable calculation of diagnostic ratios used as an alternative way of source identification.


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