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Riffault V.,Departement science de lAtmosphere et Genie de lEnvironnement | Arndt J.,University College Cork | Marris H.,Departement science de lAtmosphere et Genie de lEnvironnement | Marris H.,Laboratoire Of Physico Chimie Of Latmosphere Ulco | And 10 more authors.
Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology | Year: 2015

This review synthesizes the existing knowledge on the characteristics of PM2.5 at sites under the direct influence of industrial emissions, with a specific focus on their morphology, size distributions and chemical composition. Results from online and off-line analytical techniques indicate a high temporal and spatial variability of mass size distribution and chemical composition depending on the type of industrial processes, the sampling distances and frequencies, and the meteorological conditions. Tracers of specific activities have been identified in a number of studies and may help to provide estimates of the relative contribution of pollutant sources from heavily industrialized areas. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Source

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