When: December-02-15 3:00 PM-4:00 PM. (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Where: 200 College St - WB407
SOCAAR is pleased to announce our next seminar:
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
3 - 4 PM
200 College Street – WB407
Measurement and Modeling of Ultrafine Particles in California
Michael J. Kleeman
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ultrafine particles (Dp < 100nm) are ubiquitous in the atmosphere since they are emitted from all sources of combustion. Toxicological studies have consistently found that ultrafine particles are potentially harmful but epidemiological studies
have only recently been able to detect associations between ultrafine particles and negative public health effects. Part of the difficulty finding effects in epidemiological studies may be related to the choice of population exposure metrics used in previous
studies. In this presentation we will review the different choices for calculating exposure to ultrafine particles (number, surface area, mass) and show that population exposure to PM0.1 (mass of particles with Dp < 100nm) can be estimated through a combination
of measurements and model calculations. Results will be reviewed from numerous measurement studies throughout California to infer the apparent toxicity or primary vs. secondary PM0.1 components. Predictions of PM0.1 chemical composition and source contributions
will be compared to measurements during field studies spanning a 10 year period. Calculated population exposure to PM0.1 chemical components and sources over this decade will then be used in an epidemiological study to show that associations between mortality
and PM0.1 are potentially even stronger than associations between mortality and PM2.5.
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