Articles | Volume 17, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8987–8998, 2017

Special issue: Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8987–8998, 2017

Research article 26 Jul 2017

Research article | 26 Jul 2017

Power plant fuel switching and air quality in a tropical, forested environment

Adan S. S. Medeiros et al.

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Abou Rafee, S. A., Martins, L. D., Kawashima, A. B., Almeida, D. S., Morais, M. V. B., Souza, R. V. A., Oliveira, M. B. L., Souza, R. A. F., Medeiros, A. S. S., Urbina, V., Freitas, E. D., Martin, S. T., and Martins, J. A.: Contributions of mobile, stationary and biogenic sources to air pollution in the Amazon rainforest: a numerical study with the WRF-Chem model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7977–7995,, 2017.
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How a changing energy matrix for power production affects air quality is considered for an urban region in a tropical, forested environment. The atmospheric chemistry modeling study shows that the burning of fuel oil and diesel have enormous potential for regional ozone production (an important pollutant and air quality indicator). Conversely, substitution with natural gas has an excellent effect on comparative air quality and human health.
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