Articles | Volume 19, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8741–8758, 2019

Special issue: In-depth study of air pollution sources and processes within...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8741–8758, 2019

Research article 10 Jul 2019

Research article | 10 Jul 2019

Variability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their oxidative derivatives in wintertime Beijing, China

Atallah Elzein et al.


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ED: Publish as is (11 Jun 2019) by Delphine Farmer
Short summary
This article investigates the chemical composition of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in Beijing, China, in winter 2016. It includes the identification and quantification of 35 polycyclic aromatic compounds. The results include their distribution between daytime and night-time. They were correlated with the gas-phase concentrations of atmospheric oxidants. Major emission sources were identified, and the cancer risk associated with particle inhalation in Beijing was estimated.
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