Tutorial 16:

Introduction to and Application of Receptor Models

Philip K. Hopke, University of Rochester, USA

Abstract: This tutorial will present the underlying chemical basis for distinct profiles for the different types of emission sources and how these differences in profiles then permit the application of receptor models. The conceptual framework of receptor models, a mass balance approach, will be described. The resulting mathematical approaches can be then implemented depending on what a priori information is available. The use of ancillary data such as meteorology and back trajectories will be introduced. Applications of several types of models to various particle composition problems will be described with an emphasis on the practical use of Positive Matrix Factorization for both elemental and organic species data.

Short bio: Dr. Philip K. Hopke is the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at Clarkson University. Professor Hopke received his B.S. in Chemistry from Trinity College (Hartford) and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Princeton University. He is a past Chair of EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), a Past President of the AAAR, and is currently a member of the NRC’s Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He is a fellow of the International Aerosol Research Assembly, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association for Aerosol Research, an elected member of the International Statistics Institute, the recipient of the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award in Chemometrics and a recipient of the David Sinclair Award.