Dust episodes in Beirut and their effect on the chemical composition of coarse and fine particulate matter.

@article{Jaafar2014DustEI,
  title={Dust episodes in Beirut and their effect on the chemical composition of coarse and fine particulate matter.},
  author={Malek Jaafar and R. Z. Baalbaki and Raya Mrad and Nancy Daher and Alan Shihadeh and Constantinos Sioutas and Najat Aoun Saliba},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2014},
  volume={496},
  pages={
          75-83
        }
}
Particles captured during dust episodes in Beirut originated from both the African and Arabian deserts. This particular air mixture showed an increase, over non-dust episodes, in particle volume distribution which was mostly noticed for particles ranging in sizes between 2.25 and 5 μm. It also resulted in an increase in average mass concentration by 48.5% and 14.6%, for the coarse and fine fractions, respectively. Chemical analysis of major aerosol components accounted for 93% of fine PM and 71… CONTINUE READING

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