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A Numerical Simulation Study of PM10 Pollution in Beijing during Summer Time

WANG Xuesong, LI Jinlong   

  1. State Key Joint Laboratory of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, 100871
  • Received:2002-05-20 Online:2003-05-20 Published:2003-05-20

Abstract: A 3-D Eulerian regional air quality model, CAMx, is used to simulate the temporal variation and spatial distribution of PM10 in Beijing during summertime. The results show the prominent temporal and spatial variation characters of PM10. PM10 diurnal variation shows peaks around midnight and in the morning, an increasing trend around noon in urban areas because of the secondary aerosol production from photochemical reactions, a lowest concentration in early evening. The spatial distribution of PM10 has close relation to the source emission and is affected by the secondary aerosol production from photochemical reactions around noon. The secondary aerosol is an important portion of PM10. The secondary aerosol plays a main role on the concentration variation of sulfate and nitrate, while the concentration level and variation of organic carbon aerosol and PM10 is determined mainly by the primary aerosol.