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Analysis of China's PM2.5 and ozone coordinated control strategy based on the observation data from 2015 to 2020

Yuanhang Zhang , Liuwei Kong , Mengdi Song , Xin Li , Ying Liu , Sihua Lu , Limin Zeng


Received November 01, 2022,Revised , Accepted March 19, 2023, Available online April 03, 2023

Volume 36,2024,Pages 385-394

The coordinated control of PM2.5 and ozone has become the strategic goal of national air pollution control. Considering the gradual decline in PM2.5 concentration and the aggravation of ozone pollution, a better understanding of the coordinated control of PM2.5 and ozone is urgently needed. Here, we collected and sorted air pollutant data for 337 cities from 2015 to 2020 to explore the characteristics of PM2.5 and ozone pollution based on China's five major air pollution regions. The results show that it is necessary to continue to strengthen the emission reduction in PM2.5 and ozone precursors, and control NOx and VOCs while promoting a dramatic emission reduction in PM2.5. The primary method of curbing ozone pollution is to strengthen the emission control of VOCs, with a long-term strategy of achieving substantial emission reductions in NOx, because VOCs and NOx are also precursors to PM2.5; hence, their reductions also contribute to the reduction in PM2.5. Therefore, the implementation of a multipollutant emission reduction control strategy aimed at the prevention and control of PM2.5 and ozone pollution is the only means to realize the coordinated control of PM2.5 and ozone.

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