|An investigation into the role of VOCs in SOA and ozone production in Beijing, China|
|Li, Qianqian; Su, Guijin; Li, Chuanqi; Liu, Pengfei; Zhao, Xiaoxi; Zhang, Chenglong; Sun, Xu; Mu, Yujing; Wu, Mingge; Wang, Qingliang; Sun, Bohua
|Source Publication||SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
|Abstract||In recent years, PM2.5 and O-3 pollutions are prevalent in the atmosphere in Beijing. The study on pollution characteristics of VOC, which are important precursors of O-3 and secondary organic aerosols (SOA) contributing PM2.5, is of great significance for providing a reference to guide its reduction policy formulation. Herein, the seasonal variation of atmospheric VOCs andmeteorological conditions at the sampling frequency of 1 time per hour were continuously measured from March 2016 to January 2017 in Beijing. Using the collected data combined with multiple models, the role of VOCs in SOA and O-3 production was investigated. Alkanes were the most abundant species, contributing 54.1-64.7% of the total VOC concentration for four seasons, followed by aromatics, alkenes and acetylene. The SOA potential (SOAP) was highest in winter at 2885.1 mu g m(-3), followed by autumn, spring and summer. Aromatics were the main contributors to SOAP, accounting for similar to 98.2% of the total SOAP during the entire observation period. The empirical kineticmodeling approach results showed that O-3 production featured the VOC-limited regime in Beijing. Alkenes and aromatics weremajor contributors to O-3 formation potential (OFP), accounting for 33.1-45.6% and 27.2-45.2%, respectively, particularly ethylene and m,p-xylene. Positive matrix factorization results indicated that motor vehicle exhaustwas still the largest local source of VOCs, but its proportionwas considerably reduced. The potential source contribution function results revealed that regional transport sources of VOC pollution in Beijingmainly came from the northwest and southern areas. Thus, to control PM2.5 and O-3 pollution in Beijing, the restriction of alkenes and aromatics emission, accompanied by regional cooperation combined with local control, is essential. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
Secondary organic aerosols potential
Empirical kinetic modeling approach
Ozone formation potential
Potential source contribution function
Li, Qianqian,Su, Guijin,Li, Chuanqi,et al. An investigation into the role of VOCs in SOA and ozone production in Beijing, China[J]. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT,2020,720:1-9.
Li, Qianqian.,Su, Guijin.,Li, Chuanqi.,Liu, Pengfei.,Zhao, Xiaoxi.,...&Sun, Bohua.(2020).An investigation into the role of VOCs in SOA and ozone production in Beijing, China.SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT,720,1-9.
Li, Qianqian,et al."An investigation into the role of VOCs in SOA and ozone production in Beijing, China".SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 720(2020):1-9.
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