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Atmosphere 2015, 6(5), 650-676; doi:10.3390/atmos6050650

The Concentrations and Reduction of Airborne Particulate Matter (PM10, PM2.5, PM1) at Shelterbelt Site in Beijing

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College of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, Haidian District, 100083 Beijing, China
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College of Environmental Engineering, Beijing Forestry University, Haidian District, 100083 Beijing, China
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College of Forestry, Beijing Forestry University, Haidian District, 100083 Beijing, China
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College of Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, Haidian District, 100083 Beijing, China
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Academic Editor: Daniele Contini
Received: 17 January 2015 / Accepted: 22 April 2015 / Published: 18 May 2015

Abstract

Particulate matter is a serious source of air pollution in urban areas, where it exerts adverse effects on human health. This article focuses on the study of subduction of shelterbelts for atmospheric particulates. The results suggest that (1) the PM mass concentration is higher in the morning or both morning and noon inside the shelterbelts and lower mass concentrations at other times; (2) the particle mass concentration inside shelterbelt is higher than outside; (3) the particle interception efficiency of the two forest belts over the three months in descending order was PM10 > PM1 > PM2.5; and (4) the two shelterbelts captured air pollutants at rates of 1496.285 and 909.075 kg/month and the major atmospheric pollutant in Beijing city is PM10. Future research directions are to study PM mass concentration variation of shelterbelt with different tree species and different configuration. View Full-Text
Keywords: particulates; shelterbelt; mass concentration; meteorological factors particulates; shelterbelt; mass concentration; meteorological factors
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Chen, J.; Yu, X.; Sun, F.; Lun, X.; Fu, Y.; Jia, G.; Zhang, Z.; Liu, X.; Mo, L.; Bi, H. The Concentrations and Reduction of Airborne Particulate Matter (PM10, PM2.5, PM1) at Shelterbelt Site in Beijing. Atmosphere 2015, 6, 650-676.

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