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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10275–10287, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10275-2018
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Research article 19 Jul 2018

Research article | 19 Jul 2018

Reduction in black carbon light absorption due to multi-pollutant emission control during APEC China 2014

Yuxuan Zhang et al.

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When emission controls were implemented during APEC, we found that the reduction in BC light absorption was driven by simultaneously reducing the mass concentration and light-absorption capability of BC. The weakening of BC light-absorption capability could be attributed to less coating material on BC surfaces due to the decreased chemical production of secondary aerosols. Our results imply that a synergetic reduction in multiple-pollutant emissions could benefit both air quality and climate.
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