Natural Environment Monitoring 2012, No 13, 31-40
PARTICULATE MATTER COMPOSITION AT PUSZCZA BORECKA STATION TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ANTHROPOGENIC AND NATURAL EMISSION SOURCES INFLUENCE
Anna Degórska, Tomasz Śnieżek
Particulate matter content is formed both by anthropogenic and natural sources. Important role plays not only primary emission but also precursors emission (especially for fine fraction). The article describes PM emission sources as well as spatial variability of primary emission and precursors emission in European Union. Chemical analysis was conducted for fine particles (diameter less than 2,5 μm) and coarse particles (diameter less than 10 μm), taken at Puszcza Borecka Integrated Monitoring Station (owned by Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute). The difference between fine and coarse fraction composition has been investigated, showing the main components for each of them. Chemical composition was brought together with air masses direction and the authors tried to show PM origin sources.