Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Research article
06 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 06 Feb 2024

Assessment of the contribution of residential waste burning to ambient PM10 concentrations in Hungary and Romania

András Hoffer, Aida Meiramova, Ádám Tóth, Beatrix Jancsek-Turóczi, Gyula Kiss, Ágnes Rostási, Erika Andrea Levei, Luminita Marmureanu, Attila Machon, and András Gelencsér


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1786', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Oct 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1786', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Oct 2023
  • AC1: 'Author comment on egusphere-2023-1786', András Hoffer, 22 Nov 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by András Hoffer on behalf of the Authors (22 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Nov 2023) by Ivan Kourtchev
ED: Publish as is (11 Dec 2023) by Ivan Kourtchev
AR by András Hoffer on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2023)
Short summary
Specific tracer compounds identified previously in controlled test burnings of different waste types in the laboratory were detected and quantified in ambient PM10 samples collected in five Hungarian and four Romanian settlements. Back-of-the-envelope calculations based on the relative emission factors of individual tracers suggested that the contribution of solid waste burning particulate emissions to ambient PM10 mass concentrations may be as high as a few percent.
Final-revised paper