ambient aerosol research Articles

  • Characterization of ambient aerosols in Northern Thailand and their probable sources

    The present study examines variation of ambient aerosol mass and number concentrations in Chiang Mai, Thailand during winter. Aerosol particle samples were collected and measured at four different sites, representative of urban, industrial, residential and rural areas during daytime between December 2003 and January 2004. Average 10 h particulate matter (PM) mass concentrations were found to be ...

  • Status of black carbon monitoring in ambient air in Europe

    Black carbon (BC) is increasingly discussed in science and environmental policy areas as an example of an air pollutant that affects both human health and contributes to climate change (e.g. WHO, 2012; UNEP/WMO, 2011; Bond et al., 2013; IPCC, 2013). In order to be able to make comparable measurements of BC in ambient air and to relate BC monitoring to health impacts and climate change it is ...

  • A preliminary review of gas-to-particle conversion monitoring and modelling efforts in the USA

    Ammonia and inorganic acid gases emitted from livestock and poultry operations, manure treatment, handling and application can affect air quality by the formation of secondary fine particles. The process of gas-to-particle conversion (GTPC) of relatively short-lived gaseous ammonia to more persistent fine particles can affect local and regional air quality far away from the agricultural sources. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European On-Line Particle Mass Spectrometry

    An international workshop on European On-line Particle Mass Spectrometry (PMS) was held 29th-30th of November 2005 at the JRC in Ispra, Italy. The main goals of the Workshop were: 1) To get together all European scientists involved in the field of PMS 2) To review the latest scientific progress on the field of PMS, with particular emphasis on:a. New instrumentationsb. Data analysisc. ...


  • Solo flight tracks global Black Carbon

    On 8th January 2012 a tiny ultra-light aircraft left Ljubljana in Slovenia on a mission to circumvent the globe using the smallest amount of fuel per distance flown whilst recording ambient levels of Black Carbon (BC) – one of the most important measures of air quality in terms of both human health and climate change. UK based particulate monitoring specialist Jim Mills from Air Monitors ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • A Special Issue of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association on the Particulate Matter Supersites

    This special issue of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association contains 15 peer-reviewed scientific papers from the specialty conference Particulate Matter Supersites Program and Related Studies, which was held in February 2005 in Atlanta, GA. Other peer-reviewed papers will appear in companion issues of the Journal of Geophysical Research, Aerosol Science and Technology, and ...

  • Remote sensing of particulate pollution from space: Have we reached the promised land?

    This paper follows presentation and publication of the Hoff and Christopher 2009 Critical Review and represents an integration of discussants’ views of their paper. The discussants’ comments are organized beginning with a note on the history of satellite sensing, followed with a brief discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of satellite observations relative to air quality management needs. ...

  • Aeration upgrade

    The community of Moscow is located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, approximately 10 miles southeast of Scranton. The current WWTP consists of an activated sludge system with three oxidation ditches in parallel operation. The total volume of all three ditches is 0.372 million gal per day (mgd), while the average size of each ditch is 180 ft by 24 ft by 6 ft deep. Previously, two of the ...

  • Controlling scale in water systems helps prevent legionella

    The Legionella bacterium, Legionella Pneumophila (LP), the fundamental agent of Legionnaire’s Disease, is a water-based organism, which causes infection when inhaled in an aerosol form. Legionnaires' Disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among persons attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness ...

  • Case study - Aeration ditch upgrade exceeds expectations

    Triton Process Aerators Meets Future Nitrogen Permit Regulations When the a Pennsylvania Sewer Authority was researching methods to improve the dissolved oxygen levels in its wastewater treatment plant’s oxidation ditches in 2001, they decided to totally replace its aging brush rotor system. They replaced the rotors with the  ...

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