DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s20.v5089

RECEPTOR MODELING AS A TOOL FOR AIR POLLUTION SOURCE DETECTION AND APPORTIONMENT

J. BITTA, I. PAVLIKOVA, E. BEINHAUEROVA, S. BARTUSEK
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 5, 663 - 666 pp

ABSTRACT

The usual way for air quality assessment and pollution source apportionment estimation
is usually based on air pollution dispersion modeling. This approach has some serious
drawbacks. The most serious drawback is that only known and documented pollution
sources can be took into the consideration. Receptor modeling in the other hand is based
only on statistical analyses of air pollution measurements and can provide information
about decisive air pollution sources and their chemical profiles at the measuring site.
This article is based on pollution data at Ostrava-Bartovice and Ostrava-Mariánské hory
air pollution monitoring sites which were analyzed using PMF receptor model.

Keywords: receptor modeling, air quality, pollution sources