Characterization of atmospheric nanoparticles and their impact on health effect.

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Session ID#: 26976

Session Description:
  • Atmospheric nanoparticles have very low mass, of the order of nanograms, and are very important precursors for the formation of particulate matter. Nanoparticles can also be bio-aerosols, which can be found in residential buildings, in working areas, in animal houses, and elsewhere. Because atmospheric nanoparticles are strongly associated with health effects and global climate, there is an increasing worldwide interest to determine their quantity and chemical compositions, and define their origins and effective methods to remove them from the atmosphere. Their role in the atmosphere and in industrial applications depends on their chemistry as well as their physical characterization. This proposal is seeking interested researchers in determining the chemical composition of nanoparticles based on their thermal decomposition patterns. This proposal will present computational as well as ambient laboratory experimental studies to characterize the physical and chemical aspects of the ambient atmospheric nanoparticles and the impact on human health.
Primary Convener:  Omar M Al-Qudah, Texas A&M University Kingsville, Environmental Engineering, Kingsville, TX, United States
Conveners:  Abdelmoula Haboub, Nikon Research Corporation of America, Belmont, United States and Hamed El-Mashad, University of California Davis, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Davis, CA, United States

  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • NS - Near Surface Geophysics
Index Terms:

0315 Biosphere/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0335 Ion chemistry of the atmosphere [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

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