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Main Title Wintertime Measurements of Aerosol Acidity and Trace Elements in Wuhan, a City in Central China.
Author Waldman, J. M. ; Lioy, P. J. ; Zelenka, M. ; Jing, L. ; Lin, Y. N. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Rutgers - The State Univ./UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ. Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology. ;China National Environmental Monitoring Centre, Beijing. ;Wuhan Environmental Protection Inst. (China).
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/208;
Stock Number PB91-243006
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Aerosols ; Acidification ; Urban areas ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Industrial wastes ; Concentration(Composition) ; Particulates ; China ; Emission factors ; Coal ; Exhaust emissions ; Winter ; Seasonal variations ; Sulfur dioxide ; Metals ; Reprints ; Wuhan(China)
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NTIS  PB91-243006 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
In the People's Republic of China (P.R.C.), the pervasive use of soft coal leads to situations where the concentrations of SO2 and particulate matter approach or surpass those historically observed in London. A cooperative investigation of the effects of air pollution upon the lung function of children in five Chinese cities has been developed among China EPA, U.S. EPA and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The paper presents initial results of a winter air pollution field study conducted in Wuhan, one of the selected cities. A 2-week intensive ambient aerosol study was conducted in December 1988 in Wuhan (Hubei Province), a city of nearly 2 million located on the Yangtze River in central China (P.R.C.). This is an industrial region where soft coal burning is widespread, and emission controls for vehicles and industrial facilities are minimal. The sampling site was located in one of the civic centers where residential and commercial density is highest. The purpose of this initial intensive study period was to obtain information on the chemical and physical characteristics of the aerosol species in the urban P.R.C. setting. The focus was the composition and acidity of fine particulate material.