On the source inversion of fugitive surface layer releases. Part II. Complex sources
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TitleOn the source inversion of fugitive surface layer releases. Part II. Complex sources
The experimental measurement of fugitive emissions of particulate matter entails inherent complexity because they are usually discontinuous, of short duration, may be mobile, and are affected by weather conditions. ... [+]
The experimental measurement of fugitive emissions of particulate matter entails inherent complexity because they are usually discontinuous, of short duration, may be mobile, and are affected by weather conditions. Owing to this complexity, instead of experimental measurements, emission factors are used to inventory such emissions. Unfortunately, emission factor datasets are still very limited at present and are insufficient to identify problematic operations and appropriately select control measures. To extend these datasets, a source inversion methodology (described in Part I of this work) was applied to field campaigns in which operation-specific fugitive particulate matter emission factors were determined for several complex fugitive sources, some of which were mobile. Mobile sources were treated as a superposition of instantaneous sources. The experimental campaigns were conducted at ports (bulk solids terminals), aggregate quarries, and cement factories, encompassing powder handling operations and vehicle circulation on paved and unpaved roads. Emission factors were derived for the operations and materials involved in these scenarios and compared with those available in the emission factor compilations. Significant differences were observed between the emission factors obtained in the studied handling operations. These differences call into question the use of generic emission factors and highlight the need for more detailed studies in this field. [-]
Investigation projectFEDER Investigation, Desarrollo e Innovation para el Desarrollo de las empresas Fondo Tecnologico / APH.2015.01 SAFE AND GREEN PORT; Spanish Ministry of Environment, through the Fundacion Biodiversidad, by project "Control de las emisiones difusas de material particulado: Propuesta de medidas correctoras"
Bibliographic citationSANFÉLIX, V., et al. On the source inversion of fugitive surface layer releases. Part II. Complex sources. Atmospheric Environment, 2017, vol. 158, p. 27-35.
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