pm10 particle fraction Articles

  • Simultaneous determination of PM fractions, particle number and particle size distribution in high time resolution applying one and the same optical measurement technique

    Abstract The Fidas fine dust monitoring systems comprise an optical aerosol spectrometer, which is characterized by very good instrument characteristics, and utilize a sophisticated approach to convert the measured information on particle number and particle size into mass concentrations. As monitoring of PM requires reliable and quality-controlled performance of the measuring systems, ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Estimation of number of deaths associated with exposure to excess ambient PM10 air pollution

    The respirable particle matter (PM10) concentration in urban areas has been a chronic cause concern and principal reason for increased morbidity rate among resident population. The present study aimed at estimating a discrete event like mortality rate associated and attributable to excess particulate matter pollution in the Kathmandu Valley area. The Government of Nepal conducts air monitoring of ...

  • PM10, CO and NOx concentrations in the Tuhobic road tunnel, Croatia

    Particulate matter (PM10 particle fraction) and trace gases (CO, NO and NO2) have been sampled during six weeks in the Tuhobic road tunnel, Croatia, whose length is 2140 m. Eight mini portable air samplers (Air Metrics, USA) were placed in the centre of the tunnel at a height of 1.70-m above the ground. PM10 samples were collected on Whatman quartz filters with the diameter of 47 mm, while ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Personal exposure to particulate air pollution in transport microenvironments

    Personal measurements of exposure to particulate air pollution (PM10, PM2.5, PM1) were simultaneously madeduring walking and in-car journeys on two suburban routes in Northampton, UK, during the winter of 1999/2000.Comparisons were made between concentrations found in each transport mode by particle fraction, between differentparticle fractions by transport mode, and between transport ...


    By Elsevier

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Inorganic and Carbonaceous Components in Indoor/Outdoor Particulate Matter in Two Residential Houses in Oslo, Norway

    A detailed analysis of indoor/outdoor physicochemical aerosol properties has been performed. Aerosol measurementswere taken at two dwellings, one in the city center and the other in the suburbs of the Oslo metropolitanarea, during summer/fall and winter/spring periods of 2002–2003. In this paper, emphasis is placed on thechemical characteristics (water-soluble ions and carbonaceous components) of ...

  • Particulate matter: Comparison between two bus fuels

    AbstractParticulate matter is a dangerous polluting. Particulate health effects depend from two factors: mass concentration and chemical-physical particles composition, as chemical marker, size and morphology. Particulate health risk factor is due to particles penetration in respiratory system. The aim of this work is based on the physical characterization of particulate matter emission from two ...


  • Comparison of human exposure pathways in an urban brownfield: Reduced risk from paving roads

    Risk assessments often do not quantify the risk associated with soil inhalation. This pathway generally makes a negligible contribution to the cumulative risk, because soil ingestion is typically the dominant exposure pathway. Conditions in northern or rural centers in Canada characterized by large areas of exposed soil, including unpaved roads, favor the resuspension of soil particles, making ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Air pollution in Europe 1990-2004

    Overall picture This report analyses and presents changes in air pollutant emissions and their possible health or ecosystem impacts in Europe covering the period 1990–2004. Emissions of all air pollutants fell substantially during the period 1990–2004 in the 32 EEA member countries (EEA-32), resulting in improved air quality over the region. However, ambient concentrations of particulate ...

  • Eliminating Man-Made Hazein Protected Areas: A Goal of the Regional Haze Rule

    In recognition of the value of good visibility in areas set aside for their scenic splendor, Section 169A of the 1977 U.S. clean Air Act Amendments established a national goal of remedying existing visibility impairment and preventing future visibility impairment resulting from man-made air pollution emissions at 156 national parks and wilderness areas, referred to as visibility-protected federal ...

  • 2013: a ‘perfect storm’ in air quality

    As many countries fail to meet air quality targets and large numbers of premature deaths still result from air pollution, Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist and Managing Director of Air Monitors, explains why 2013 will be a pivotal year. In November 2011 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, expressed his determination to make 2013 the ‘Year of ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Contribution of natural sources to air pollution levels in the EU - a technical basis for the development of guidance for the Member States

    Exceedences of air quality limit values represent breaches of Community law which can have significant legal consequences for the Member States. For some existing limit values, such as those in directive 1999/30/EC (1st Daughter Directive), an exceedence which is caused by particular natural sources can be ignored for the purposes of ensuring compliance with Community law. For example, Article ...


  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


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