Articles | Volume 19, issue 24
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-15467-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-15467-2019
Research article
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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

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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.
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