Effects of Agricultural Biomass Burning on Regional Haze in China: A Review
AbstractBurning agricultural straw before and/or after harvest is a common farming practice. Regional and extensive agricultural open field straw burning can cause serious air pollution events. This paper looks at the effects of biomass burning emission on regional haze that should be considered in the forecasting of regional haze. It describes the current state of crop residue burning in China, and analyzes the relationship between biomass burning and regional haze in terms of temporal/spatial patterns and chemical composition. Finally, some suggestions/recommendations are proposed for the recycling of agricultural straw to reduce the impact of biomass burning on regional haze and air quality. We suggest that prescribed open burning would be a more suitable solution in China. We hope that this report about biomass burning and regional haze will bring the issue to the attention of governments and other researchers. View Full-Text
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Zhao, H.; Zhang, X.; Zhang, S.; Chen, W.; Tong, D.Q.; Xiu, A. Effects of Agricultural Biomass Burning on Regional Haze in China: A Review. Atmosphere 2017, 8, 88.
Zhao H, Zhang X, Zhang S, Chen W, Tong DQ, Xiu A. Effects of Agricultural Biomass Burning on Regional Haze in China: A Review. Atmosphere. 2017; 8(5):88.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhao, Hongmei; Zhang, Xuelei; Zhang, Shichun; Chen, Weiwei; Tong, Daniel Q.; Xiu, Aijun. 2017. "Effects of Agricultural Biomass Burning on Regional Haze in China: A Review." Atmosphere 8, no. 5: 88.