Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Research article
09 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 09 Mar 2020

Fine particle characterization in a coastal city in China: composition, sources, and impacts of industrial emissions

Lu Lei, Conghui Xie, Dawei Wang, Yao He, Qingqing Wang, Wei Zhou, Wei Hu, Pingqing Fu, Yong Chen, Xiaole Pan, Zifa Wang, Douglas R. Worsnop, and Yele Sun


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AR by Yele Sun on behalf of the Authors (31 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jan 2020) by Alex Lee
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Jan 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish as is (11 Feb 2020) by Alex Lee
Short summary
We characterized aerosol composition and sources near two steel plants in a coastal region in fall and spring seasons. Our results showed substantially different aerosol composition and sources between the two seasons. We observed significant impacts of steel plant emissions on aerosol chemistry nearby, and we found that aerosol particles emitted from the steel plants were dominated by ammonium sulfate/bisulfate; NOx/CO and NOx/SO2 were distinct from those in the absence of industrial plumes.
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