Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2283–2298, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2283-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2283–2298, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2283-2019

Research article 21 Feb 2019

Research article | 21 Feb 2019

Primary emissions versus secondary formation of fine particulate matter in the most polluted city (Shijiazhuang) in North China

Ru-Jin Huang et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Jan 2019) by Jianping Huang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Jan 2019)
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ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2019) by Jianping Huang
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We found that in wintertime Shijiazhuang fine PM was mostly from primary emissions without sufficient atmospheric aging. In addition, secondary inorganic and organic aerosol dominated in pollution events under high-RH conditions, likely due to enhanced aqueous-phase chemistry, whereas primary organic aerosol dominated in pollution events under low-RH and stagnant conditions. Our results also highlighted the importance of meteorological conditions for PM pollution in this highly polluted city.
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