Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5347–5362, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5347-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5347–5362, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5347-2019

Research article 08 Oct 2019

Research article | 08 Oct 2019

Application of factor and cluster analyses to determine source–receptor relationships of industrial volatile organic odor species in a dual-optical sensing system

Jen-Chih Yang et al.

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A new approach for the determination of source–receptor relationships of volatile organic odor species at an industrial odor nuisance site is proposed. A dual-optical sensing system and a meteorological station were used collaboratively to generate both receptor and source data. Factor and cluster analyses were employed to improve the quality and completeness of the source profiles. The major odor emission source was identified and future emission reductions can be accomplished accordingly.