Characteristics of carbonaceous aerosol at Taichung harbor, Taiwan during summer and autumn period of 2005

Guor Cheng Fang, Shuncheng Lee, Wen Jhy Lee, Yan Cheng, I. Cherng Lin

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In recent years, suspended particle pollution has become a serious problem in Taiwan. The carbonaceous materials EC and OC are play important roles in various atmospheric processes. The primary OC/EC ratio approach is applied to assess the contribution of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) to the PM2.5and PM10mass at the Taichung harbor sampling site. The results indicated that the average EC and OC concentration were 1.06 and 6.50 μg m-3, respectively, in fine particulate. And the average EC and OC concentration were 4.04 and 40.32 μg m-3, respectively, in coarse particulate at Taichung Harbor sampling site. In addition, and the average EC/OC rations was 8.72 in fine particle, respectively, at Taichung Harbor, Taiwan during summer and autumn period of 2005. The fine particle exhibited high particulate concentrations in October, and lower concentration particulate occurred in August. And in this study OC and EC concentrations in this study are compared with those in other cities. The results of EC and OC concentration in this study are also compare with those other cities. 2007.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-508
Number of pages8
JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007


  • Coarse
  • EC
  • Fine
  • Harbor
  • OC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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