wood burning is the major source of carbon...

Research studies on wood smoke and other air pollution.

wood burning is the major source of carbon...

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:08 pm

Radiocarbon analysis of elemental and organic carbon in Switzerland during winter-smog episodes from 2008 to 2012 –
Part 1: Source apportionment and spatial variability
Zotter, et al
http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/13551 ... 1-2014.pdf
"Elevated fNF;EC and fNF;OC values and the high correlation of the latter
with other wood burning markers, including levoglucosan and water soluble
potassium (KC) indicate that residential wood burning is the major source
of carbonaceous aerosols during winter-smog episodes in Switzerland."

"The relative non-fossil contributions of EC (fNF;EC/, which can be exclusively
attributed to wood burning, are on average 0.42 ±0.13 and 0.49 ±0.15 for
stations north and south of the Alps, respectively. Since fNF;EC values are
often close to 0.5 (even slightly higher for some stations) this shows that also
residential wood combustion contributes to a large extent to EC during winter-
smog episodes in Switzerland."
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