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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4769-4780, 2017
http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/17/4769/2017/
doi:10.5194/acp-17-4769-2017
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12 Apr 2017
Emission factors and light absorption properties of brown carbon from household coal combustion in China
Jianzhong Sun et al.

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This paper investigates the emission factors and the light absorption properties of brown carbon (BrC) from China’s household coal burning. Seven coals of various ranks were burned in four typical stoves as both chunk and briquette styles. The optical integrating sphere (IS) method was employed to quantify BrC and black carbon (BC). We conclude that, in the scenario of current household coal burning in China, solar light absorption by BrC accounts for 26.5 % of the total absorption.
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