Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 7029–7050, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-7029-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 7029–7050, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-7029-2022
Research article
01 Jun 2022
Research article | 01 Jun 2022

Linking Switzerland's PM10 and PM2.5 oxidative potential (OP) with emission sources

Stuart K. Grange et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-979', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-979', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Mar 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-979', Anonymous Referee #3, 15 Mar 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-979', Stuart Grange, 20 Apr 2022
  • AC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-979', Stuart Grange, 20 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Stuart Grange on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Apr 2022) by Nga Lee Ng
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 May 2022)
ED: Publish as is (17 May 2022) by Nga Lee Ng
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Short summary
Oxidative potential (OP), a biologically relevant metric for particulate matter (PM), was linked to PM10 and PM2.5 sources and constituents across Switzerland between 2018 and 2019. Wood burning and non-exhaust traffic emissions were identified as key processes that led to enhanced OP. Therefore, the make-up of the PM mix was very important for OP. The results highlight the importance of the management of wood burning and non-exhaust emissions to reduce OP, and presumably biological harm.
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