Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4139–4155, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4139-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4139–4155, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4139-2021
Research article
07 Jun 2021
Research article | 07 Jun 2021

Assessing the sources of particles at an urban background site using both regulatory instruments and low-cost sensors – a comparative study

Dimitrios Bousiotis et al.

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Measurement and source apportionment of atmospheric pollutants are crucial for the assessment of air quality and the implementation of policies for their improvement. This study highlights the current capability of low-cost sensors in source identification and differentiation using clustering approaches. Future directions towards particulate matter source apportionment using low-cost OPCs are highlighted.