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Research Publications in journals:
Levels, sources and seasonality of coarse particles (PM10ePM2.5) in three European capitals e Implications for particulate pollution control
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
Coarse particles of aerodynamic diameter between 2.5 and 10 mm (PMc) are produced by a range of natural (windblown dust and sea sprays) and anthropogenic processes (non-exhaust vehicle emissions, industrial, agriculture, construction and quarrying activities). Although current ambient air quality regulations focus on PM2.5 and PM10, coarse particles are of interest from a public health point of view as they have been associated with certain mortality and morbidity outcomes. In this paper, an analysis of coarse particle levels in three European capitals (London, Madrid and Athens) is presented and discussed. For all three cities we analysed data from both traffic and urban background monitoring sites. The results showed that the levels of coarse particles present significant seasonal, weekly and daily variability. Their wind driven and non-wind driven resuspension as well as their roadside increment due to traffic were estimated. Both the local meteorological conditions and the air mass history indicating long-range atmospheric transport of particles of natural origin are significant parameters that influence the levels of coarse particles in the three cities especially during episodic events.
International
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JCR
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Title
Atmospheric Environment
ISBN
1352-2310
Impact factor JCR
3,465
Impact info
Volume
54
10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.02.051
Journal number
From page
337
To page
347
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Pavlos Kassomenos (University of Ioannina)
  • Autor: Sotiris Vardoulakis (Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards)
  • Autor: A. Chaloulakou (National Technical University of Athens)
  • Autor: G. Grivas (National Technical University of Athens)
  • Autor: Rafael Borge Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Julio Lumbreras Martin (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías Ambientales y Recursos Industriales
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
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