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Atmospheric Aerosol Source -Receptor Relationships:
The Role of Coal -Fired Power Plants

Allen Robinson, Spyros Pandis, Cliff Davidson
Carnegie Mellon University

This report by Department of Energy (DOE) published in 2000 was to study the proportion of fine particulate to coal power plants. An interesting finding is that wood burners create more smoke than the power plant. The two slides below from the report show a pie chart that indicates that wood smoke as a source of fine particulate is equal to any of the other sources in the area. We include the nice picture of tCarnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA, where the samples were taken. Notice that it is a campus area where one would not expect a local source of wood smoke. (http://www.netl.doe.gov/coalpower/environment/)


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