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Title

Characterization and source apportionment of particulate matter ≤ 2.5 mm in Sumatra, Indonesia, during a recent peat fire episode
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Siao Wei See; Rajasekhar Balasubramanian; Elisabeth Rianawati; Sathrugnan Karthikeyan; David G. Streets
Publication Year: 2007

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • air quality
  • broadcast burning
  • carbon
  • combustion
  • fire management
  • hydrocarbons
  • Indonesia
  • nitrogen
  • particulates
  • peat
  • peat fires
  • sampling
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • Sumatra
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Record Last Modified: February 13, 2019
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 21767
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TTRS Call Number: Fire File
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Description

An intensive field study was conducted in Sumatra, Indonesia, during a peat fire episode to investigate the physical and chemical characteristics of particulate emissions in peat smoke and to provide necessary data for source-receptor analyses. Ambient air sampling was carried out at three different sites located at varying distances from the peat fires to determine changes in mass and number concentrations of PM2.5 and its chemical composition (carbonaceous and nitrogenous materials, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, water-soluble inorganic and organic ions, and total and water-soluble metals). The three sites represent a rural site directly affected by the local peat combustion, a semirural site, and an urban site situated downwind of the peat fires. The mass concentration of PM2.5 and the number concentration of airborne particles were as high as 1600 mg/m3 and 1.7 x 105 cm-3, respectively, in the vicinity of peat fires. The major components of PM2.5 in peat smoke haze were carbonaceous particles, particularly organic carbon, NO3-, and

Citation:
See, S. W., R. Balasubramanian, E. Rianawati, S. Karthikeyan, and D. G. Streets. 2007. Characterization and source apportionment of particulate matter ≤ 2.5 mm in Sumatra, Indonesia, during a recent peat fire episode. Environmental Science & Technology, v. 41, no. 10, p. 3488-3494.