Preprint Review Version 1 NOT YET PEER-REVIEWED

A Review on Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches for Air Pollution Studies

Version 1 : Received: 28 February 2017 / Approved: 2 March 2017 / Online: 2 March 2017 (07:29:35 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 11 March 2017 / Approved: 13 March 2017 / Online: 13 March 2017 (08:49:10 CET)

How to cite: F. O., A.; B., M.; E. A., A.; S. A., O. A Review on Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches for Air Pollution Studies. Preprints 2017, 2017030014 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201703.0014.v1). F. O., A.; B., M.; E. A., A.; S. A., O. A Review on Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches for Air Pollution Studies. Preprints 2017, 2017030014 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201703.0014.v1).

Abstract

No doubt pollution is a global problem which must be holistically tackled. In doing this, adequate knowledge of the sources of pollution is important, therefore the aim of this paper is to review source apportionment with reference to top-down and bottom-up methods. In this paper, dispersion modeling, emissions inventory, and sampling methods were discussed. Also, analytical methods involved in top-down source apportionment were mentioned. The two techniques are needed to evaluate pollutants and their sources. Based on these two approaches, pollution control strategy would be developed and decisions can be made in deciding the right approach to solve or reduce the pollution problems.

Subject Areas

PM10; TSP; pollutants; element markers; epidemiological; dispersion modeling

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