Airborne Particles: Origin, Emissions and Health Impacts


Prashant Kumar (Editor)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS), University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH, UK
Environmental Flow (EnFlo) Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH, UK

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI026000

Airborne Particles: Origin, Emissions and Health Impacts compiles a number of well-known authors in their respective research fields who have contributed their chapters on numerous specialised topics, such as sources of particulate matter emissions, their dispersion modelling, long-range transport, and both epidemiological and toxicological effects on human health. A part of this book is dedicated to controlling measures of particulate matter using innovative methods and approaches. This book revolves around particulate matter, mainly in outdoor environments. It contains a wide range of chapters, from critical reviews to original research-based case studies for different regions of the world. This book contains both very basic information that is important for undergraduate students and advanced research-based content, which is sufficient to draw the attention of young and established researchers. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Association of Particulate Matter Emissions, Air Quality and Health Risks in South Asian Cities
Ajay Singh Nagpure, K. Rahul Sharma, Rajni Sharma, Bhola R. Gurjar and Prashant Kumar (Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. Road Traffic and Emissions of Particulate Matter
Anuradha Shukla (Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 3. Sources and Emissions of Fugitive Particulate Matter
Hala Hassan, Mishma Abraham, Prashant Kumar, and Konstantinos E. Kakosimos (Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar, and others)

Chapter 4. Aerosol Size Distribution and Health Effects: Biomass Burning Versus Urban Aerosol
Leila Droprinchinski Martins and Jorge Alberto Martins (Federal University of Technology – Paraná, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 5. Indoor Exposure to Particulate Matter
Priyanka Kulshreshtha, Sumanth Chinthala and Mukesh Khare (Department of Resource Management and Design Application, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India, and others)

Chapter 6. A Correlational Analysis between Particulate Matter Characteristics and Land Use Patterns in Different River Basins of Taiwan
Tzu-Yi Pai, Ray-Shyan Wu, Ching-Ho Chen, Li Chen, Pei-Yu Wang, Lung-Yi Chan, Chia-Fu Lin, and Tien-Hsuan Lu (Master Program of Environmental Education and Management, Department of Science Education and Application, National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC, and others)

Chapter 7. The Assessment of Transboundary and Regional Air Pollution due to Particles
Amela Jeričević, Goran Gašparac, Svetlana Tsyro, and Dave Simpson (Croatian Civil Aviation Agency, Zagreb, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 8. Dispersion Modelling of Particulate Matter
Mukesh Khare, Sunil Gulia and Sumanth Chinthala (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India)

Chapter 9. Critical Comparison between Voltammetric and Spectroscopic Techniques for the Determination of Heavy Metals and Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) Concentrations in Italian Airborne Particulate Matter
Clinio Locatelli and Dora Melucci (Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician,” University of Bologna, CIRSA, Laboratory of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

Chapter 10. Important Variables When Studying the Influence of Particulate Matter on Health
João Garcia, Rita Cerdeira, Luís Coelho, Prashant Kumar, and Maria da Graça Carvalho (Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 11. Ambient Air Pollution: An Emerging Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Diseases
Na Zheng, Man Liang, Ming Dong, Qian Liu, Xin Jiang, Xinmin Fan, and Jie Liu (Department of Pathology, Shenzhen University School of Medicine, Guangdong, China, and others)

Chapter 12. Particulate Matter Physico-Chemical Characterization and in vitro Toxicological Effects
Maurizio Gualtieri, Frédéric Ledoux, Anthony Verdin, Sylvain Billet, Perrine J. Martin and Dominique Courcot (Unit of Environmental Chemistry and Interactions with Life, University of Littoral Côte d’Opale, Dunkerque, France)

Chapter 13. Improving Cardiovascular Health: Through Mitigation of Particulate Matter Exposure
Na Zheng, Man Liang, Qian Liu, Liang Ren, Xin Jiang, Xinmin Fan, and Jie Liu (Department of Pathology, Shenzhen University Health Science Center, Guangdong, China, and others)

Chapter 14. An Overview of the Interactions between Green Infrastructure and Particulate Matter
Kathryn M. Conroy, Prashant Kumar and William F. Hunt (Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, and others)

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