Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2155–2174, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2155-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2155–2174, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2155-2018

Research article 14 Feb 2018

Research article | 14 Feb 2018

Insights into organic-aerosol sources via a novel laser-desorption/ionization mass spectrometry technique applied to one year of PM10 samples from nine sites in central Europe

Kaspar R. Daellenbach et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Dec 2017) by Harald Saathoff
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A novel offline LDI-MS method was developed to analyse particulate matter (PM) collected at multiple sites in central Europe during the entire year of 2013. PM sources were identified by positive matrix factorization. Wood burning emissions were separated according to the burning conditions; inefficient burns had a larger impact on air quality in southern Alpine valleys than in northern Switzerland. Moreover, primary tailpipe exhaust was distinguished from aged/secondary traffic emissions.
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