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PM source apportionment analysis in the Venetian area

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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

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