Articles | Volume 19, issue 24
Research article
18 Dec 2019
Research article |  | 18 Dec 2019

Source apportionment of volatile organic compounds in the northwest Indo-Gangetic Plain using a positive matrix factorization model

Pallavi, Baerbel Sinha, and Vinayak Sinha


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 Baerbel Sinha on behalf of the Authors (09 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Oct 2019) by James Roberts
AR by Baerbel Sinha on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Nov 2019) by James Roberts
Short summary
This study provides quantitative information regarding the source contributions of the major non-methane volatile organic compound sources in Mohali in the northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plain. Combining in situ data and model analyses, we show that residential biofuel use and waste disposal emissions as well as the VOC burden associated with solvent use and industrial sources are overestimated by all emission inventories.
Final-revised paper