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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3457–3467, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-3457-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: Atmospheric emissions from oil sands development and their...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3457–3467, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-3457-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 08 Mar 2018

Research article | 08 Mar 2018

Emissions databases for polycyclic aromatic compounds in the Canadian Athabasca oil sands region – development using current knowledge and evaluation with passive sampling and air dispersion modelling data

Xin Qiu et al.

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Lower Athabasca Region Source and Emission Inventory Cumulative Environmental Management Association http://library.cemaonline.ca/ckan/dataset/2011-0038/resource/fba8a3b0-72df-45ed-bf12-8ca254fdd5b1

Source Emissions, Oil Sands Region, Emissions-package Environment and Climate Change Canada http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/air/monitor/source-emissions-monitoring-oil-sands-region/source-emissions-oil-sands-region/emissions-package/?lang=en

Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Program Emissions Inventory Compilation Report Environment and Climate Change Canada http://aep.alberta.ca/air/reports-data/air-emissions-inventory.aspx

National Pollutant Release Inventory -- Bulk Data Environment and Climate Change Canada http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/40e01423-7728-429c-ac9d-2954385ccdfb

MODIS Collection 6 NRT Hotspot/Active Fire Detections MCD14DL NASA https://doi.org/10.5067/FIRMS/MODIS/MCD14DL.NRT.006

SPECIATE 4.5 USEPA https://cfpub.epa.gov/speciate/

Protocol for updating and preparing a modelling emission inventory K. Vijayaraghavan, U. Nopmongcol, J. Grant, R. Morris, T. Pollock, M. Davies, and R. Person http://library.cemaonline.ca/ckan/dataset/2010-0031/resource/8f449c5d-3129-4d6f-a530-46ec33a46208

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We developed emissions databases for polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) in the Athabasca oil sands region and evaluated the emissions databases by comparing CALPUFF-modelled concentrations with monitored data. Model–measurement agreement improved near oil sands mines due to updated PAC emissions from tailings ponds. Modelled concentrations were underestimated at remote sites and for alkylated PACs suggesting that the emissions of PACs particularly alkylated compounds are underestimated.
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