Print Email Facebook Twitter Impacts of controlling biomass burning emissions on wintertime carbonaceous aerosol in Europe Title Impacts of controlling biomass burning emissions on wintertime carbonaceous aerosol in Europe Author Fountoukis, C. Butler, T. Lawrence, M.G. Denier van der Gon, H.A.C. Visschedijk, A.J.H. Charalampidis, P. Pilinis, C. Pandis, S.N. Publication year 2014 Abstract We use a 3-D regional chemical transport model, with the latest advancements in the organic aerosol (OA) treatment, and an updated emission inventory for wood combustion to study the organic aerosol change in response to the replacement of current residential wood combustion technologies with pellet stoves. Simulations show a large decrease of fine organic aerosol (more than 60%) in urban and suburban areas during winter and decreases of 30-50% in elemental carbon levels in large parts of Europe. There is also a considerable decrease (around 40%) of oxidized OA, mostly in rural and remote regions. Total PM2.5 mass is predicted to decrease by 15-40% on average during the winter in continental Europe. Accurate representation of the intermediate volatility precursors of organic aerosol in the emission inventory is crucial in assessing the efficiency of such abatement strategies. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Chemicals/CAS: carbon, 7440-44-0 Subject Earth / EnvironmentalCAS - Climate, Air and SustainabilityELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesUrban DevelopmentEmissionBuilt EnvironmentBlack carbonOrganic aerosolPellet stovesRegional CTMResidential wood combustionBiomass burning emissionsBlack carbonCarbonaceous aerosolOrganic aerosolRegional chemical transport modelRegional CTMResidential wood combustionsUrban and suburban areasCombustionHousingPelletizingAerosolscarbonaerosol compositionatmospheric pollutionbiomass burningblack carboncarboncombustionvolatile organic compoundaerosolarticlebiomasscombustionEuropeparticle sizeparticulate matterpriority journalrural areasimulationsuburban areaurban areawinterwoodEurope To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:bde226db-9c54-4d45-86a9-308a8c64885f DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.01.016 TNO identifier 492948 ISSN 1352-2310 Source Atmospheric Environment, 87, 175-182 Bibliographical note Funding Details: FP7, ERC, Fonds National de la Reserche Luxembourg Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.