Title: Current Trends in the Use of Models for Source Apportionment of Air Pollutants in Europe
Authors: FRAGKOU E.DOUROS J.MOUSSIOPOULOS N.BELIS CLAUDIO
Citation: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION vol. 50 no. 1/2/3/4 p. 363-375
Publisher: INDERSCIENCE ENTERPRISES LTD
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC67800
ISSN: 0957-4352
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC67800
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: FAIRMODE (Forum for Air Quality Modelling in Europe) Sub-Group 2 (SG2) on the “Contribution of natural sources and source apportionment” has been formed in response to the need for a harmonised European approach in the use of models for source apportionment, addressing the requirements of the current Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EU. Within SG2, a review was performed on source apportionment modelling methods used by member states for the preparation of their extension reports regarding compliance with PM10 limit values. This review was extended to identify the modelling source apportionment methodologies used by member states for various pollutants. The extended study was performed by directly addressing a questionnaire to the national representatives of 38 countries of the European region and to 50 national experts. The responses reveal the widespread use of both receptor and dispersion models but also show that uncertainty assessment is rarely performed.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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