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Winter home heating air pollution

Masterton 2004

Masterton, 2004

Wood burning for domestic home heating is the dominant source of APM, which is primarily responsible for air quality exceedences in winter.

One of the activities in our research programme is identifying the transport of domestic home wood burning for home heating during cold winter evenings.

APM from home heating builds up after sunset, peaking near midnight, reduces to a minimum at dawn before rising to a second peak at mid morning.

Average winter time PM graph

Hourly average winter PM10 for 10 different towns and cities.