Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6503–6519, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-6503-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6503–6519, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-6503-2015

Research article 15 Jun 2015

Research article | 15 Jun 2015

Particulate emissions from residential wood combustion in Europe – revised estimates and an evaluation

H. A. C. Denier van der Gon et al.

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Residential wood combustion (RWC) is increasing in Europe but may cause high emissions of particulate matter (PM). A revised bottom-up emission inventory was made which included the semi-volatile components. The revised RWC emissions are 2–3 times higher than the previous inventory. It significantly improved the modeling of PM and comparison with observations. Our results suggest primary PM2.5 emission from RWC as reported in Europe is underestimated and emission inventories need to be revised.
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