Source apportionment is a technique used to understand different sources of air pollution particles. It identifies the particles that make up air pollution and identifies where they come from.

The workshop focused on particles, specifically in Melbourne and Victoria, and source apportionment methods.

Guest presenters included international experts Dr Judith Chow and Dr John Watson from the Desert Research Institute in the US. The event also featured two of Australia’s leading researchers in airborne fine particle characterisation and source appointment, Professor David Cohen and Dr Melita Keywood.

The presentations and discussions from this workshop will inform developments in EPA’s air monitoring program and provide a focus for future efforts.

Reviewed 9 January 2020