The pollution characteristics of PM2.5 and correlation analysis with meteorological parameters in Xinxiang during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Prime Ministers’ Meeting

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The pollution characteristics of PM2.5 and correlation analysis with meteorological parameters in Xinxiang during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Prime Ministers’ Meeting were investigated. During the whole meeting, nine PM2.5 samples were collected at a suburban site of Xinxiang, and the average concentration of PM2.5 was 122.28 μg m−3. NO3 , NH4 +, SO4 2− accounted for 56.8% of the total water-soluble ions. In addition, with an exception of Cl, all of water-soluble ions decreased during the meeting. Total concentrations of crustal elements ranged from 6.53 to 185.86 μg m−3, with an average concentration of 52.51 μg m−3, which accounted for 82.5% of total elements. The concentrations of organic carbon and elemental carbon were 7.71 and 1.52 μg m−3, respectively, lower than those before and after the meeting. It is indicated that during the meeting, limiting motor vehicles is to reduce exhaust emissions, delay heating is to reduce the fossil fuel combustion, and other measures are to reduce the concentration of PM2.5. The directly dispersing by mixing layer height increase and the indirectly reducing the formation of secondary aerosol by low relative humidity, and these are the only two key removing mechanisms of PM2.5 in Xinxiang during the meeting.


PM2.5 Xinxiang The pollution characteristics Meteorological conditions 



This study was supported by Program for Science & Technology Innovation Talents in Universities of Henan Province (14HASTIT049), Key Project of Science and Technology in Henan Province (152102310316) and Program for Science & Technology Development in Xinxiang (15SF02).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Yellow River and Huai River Water Environment and Pollution Control, Ministry of Education, Henan Key Laboratory for Environmental Pollution Control, School of EnvironmentHenan Normal UniversityXinxiangChina
  2. 2.The Xinxiang Meteorological BureauXinxiangChina

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