MBENGUE, Saliou, Norbert SERFOZO, Jaroslav SCHWARZ, Nadezda ZIKOVA, Adela SMEJKALOVA HOLUBOVA and Ivan HOLOUBEK. Characterization of Equivalent Black Carbon at a regional background site in Central Europe: Variability and source apportionment. Environmental Pollution. Oxford: Elsevier Sci Ltd, vol. 260, May 2020, p. 1-11. ISSN 0269-7491. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113771. 2020.
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Original name Characterization of Equivalent Black Carbon at a regional background site in Central Europe: Variability and source apportionment
Authors MBENGUE, Saliou (203 Czech Republic), Norbert SERFOZO (203 Czech Republic), Jaroslav SCHWARZ (203 Czech Republic), Nadezda ZIKOVA (203 Czech Republic), Adela SMEJKALOVA HOLUBOVA (203 Czech Republic) and Ivan HOLOUBEK (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Environmental Pollution, Oxford, Elsevier Sci Ltd, 2020, 0269-7491.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 10511 Environmental sciences
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 8.071
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14310/20:00116107
Organization unit Faculty of Science
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113771
UT WoS 000528537600054
Keywords in English Equivalent Black Carbon; Rural background variability; Source apportionment; Biomass burning; Fossil fuel
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Tags International impact, Reviewed
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Characterizing Black Carbon (BC) at regional background areas is important for better understanding its impact on climate forcing and health effects. The variability and sources of Equivalent Black Carbon (EBC) in PM10 (atmospheric particles with aerodynamic diameter smaller than 10 mu m) have been investigated during a 5-year measurement period at the National Atmospheric Observatory KoSetice (NAOK), Czech Republic. Ground based measurements were performed from September 2012 to December 2017 with a 7-wavelength aethalometer (AE31, Magee Scientific). The contributions of fossil fuel (EBCff) and biomass burning (EBCbb) were estimated using the aethalometer model. Seasonal, diurnal and weekly variations of EBC were observed that can be related to the sources fluctuations and transport characteristic of pollutants predominantly associated with regional air masses recirculating over the Czech Republic and neighboring countries. The absorption Angstrom exponent (alpha-value) estimated in summer (1.1 +/- 0.2) was consistent with reported value for traffic, while the mean highest value (1.5 +/- 0.2) was observed in winter due to increased EBCbb accounting for about 50% of the total EBC. This result is in agreement with the strong correlation between EBCbb and biomass burning tracers (levoglucosan and mannosan) in winter. During this season, the concentrations of EBCbb and Delta-C (proxy for biomass burning) reached a maximum in the evening when increasing emissions of wood burning in domestic heating devices (woodstoves/heating system) is expected, especially during the weekend. The diurnal profile of EBCff displays a typical morning peak during the morning traffic rush hour and shows a decreasing concentration during weekends due to lower the traffic emission.
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001315, interní kód MUName: ACTRIS - CZ - RI (Acronym: ACTRIS-CZ RI)
Investor: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR, Priority axis 1: Strengthening capacities for high-quality research
LM2015037, research and development projectName: ACTRIS – účast České republiky (Acronym: ACTRIS-CZ)
Investor: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
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