Source apportionment of PM2.5 and PM10 at twenty sites across Europe (ESCAPE/TRANSPHORM projects)

H Price, C Hak & R Sokhi

This abstract reports the preliminary source apportionment findings from the analysis of datasets compiled during the ESCAPE project ( The datasets were analysed in TRANSPHORM (Transport related air pollution and health impacts – using the receptor modelling programme Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF). An example of the source apportionment results are presented for Athens, which had its highest contributions from traffic (26%). The datasets provide a wealth of information, but were not designed for receptor modelling, which presented challenges in their analysis.

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