Title: PM source apportionment analysis in the Venetian area

Authors: Silvia Pillon; Francesca Liguori; Fabio Dalan; Giuseppe Maffeis

Addresses: Regional Environmental Protection Agency of the Veneto Region, Air Observatory, via Lissa 6, 30171 Mestre, Venice, Italy ' Regional Environmental Protection Agency of the Veneto Region, Air Observatory, via Lissa 6, 30171 Mestre, Venice, Italy ' Regional Environmental Protection Agency of the Veneto Region, Air Observatory, via Lissa 6, 30171 Mestre, Venice, Italy ' TerrAria s.r.l., via Zarotto 6, 20124 Milan, Italy

Abstract: A CALMET-CAMx system was implemented to investigate PM10 source apportionment in the urban area of Venice. The modelling system was run for two winter months on a domain covering most of the Veneto region with a 4 km resolution mesh and a 1 km nested grid over Venice and its mainland area, in order to distinguish the local emission contributions from the regional ones. A brute-force method was applied in the nested grid: a 50% emission reduction was imposed separately for the main sectors (road transport, industrial plants, agricolture domestic heating, other transport, the latest comprehending the Venice harbour activities).

Keywords: PM10; CAMx; source apportionment; brute-force method; Italy; particulate matter; Venice; dispersion modelling; emissions; air quality; air pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2011.047330

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2011 Vol.47 No.1/2/3/4, pp.134 - 148

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 10 Jun 2012 *

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