Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4751–4768, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4751–4768, 2017

Research article 11 Apr 2017

Research article | 11 Apr 2017

Wintertime aerosol chemistry and haze evolution in an extremely polluted city of the North China Plain: significant contribution from coal and biomass combustion

Haiyan Li et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Haiyan Li on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Mar 2017) by Aijun Ding
Short summary
The sources and aerosol evolution processes of severe pollution episodes were investigated in Handan during wintertime using real-time measurements. An in-depth analysis of the data uncovered that primary emissions from coal combustion and biomass burning together with secondary formation of sulfate (mainly from SO2 emitted by coal combustion) are important driving factors for haze evolution. Our findings provide useful insights into air pollution control in heavily polluted regions.
Final-revised paper