Atmospheric Aerosols: Properties, Sources and Detection

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Binoy K Saikia, PhD – Coal & Energy Division, CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat, Assam, India

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI042000; SCI026000; SCI013080
DOI: 10.52305/CXUG8701

This book explores different aspects of atmospheric aerosols such as rare earth elements, trace elements, organic compounds, bioaerosols and microplastics emphasizing on their types, properties, sources, and analytical and source apportionment methods. All the chapters are authored by the experts in their relevant fields and contain up-to-date reference materials.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Trace Elements and Rare Earth Elements in Aerosols
Abel Inobeme¹, John Tsado Mathew², Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji³, Alexander Ikechukwu Ajai4, Stanley Okonkwo⁵,  Jonathan Inobeme⁶, Mathew Adefusika Adekoya⁷ and Bamigboye Mutiat Oyedolapo⁸
¹Department of Chemistry, Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria
²Department of Chemistry, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria
³Applied Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory,
Department of Microbiology, Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria
4Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria
⁵Department of Chemistry, Osaka Kyoiku University, Osaka, Japan
⁶Department of Geography, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria
⁷Department of Physics, Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria
⁸Department of Chemical Sciences, Kings University, Odeomu, Nigeria

Chapter 2. Microplastics in the Atmosphere: Emerging Air Contaminants
Namita Yadav¹, Monika Vats², Dipanjana Chakraborty³, Droupti Yadav4 and Kushagra Rajendra¹
¹Amity School of Earth and Environmental Science, Amity University Haryana, Haryana, India
²Amity School of Applied Science, Amity University Haryna, Haryana, India
³Department of Geography, Sitalkuchi College, Sitalkuchi, West Bengal, India
4Department of Environmental Science, IBSBT, CSJM University Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Chapter 3. Organic Compounds in Atmospheric Aerosols
John Tsado Mathew¹, Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji², Abel Inobeme³, Musah Monday¹, Elijah Yanda Shaba4, Yakubu Azeh¹, Abulude O. Francis⁵ and Amos Mamman¹
¹Department of Chemistry, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria
²Applied Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Edo University Uzairue, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria
³Department of Chemistry, Edo University Uzairue, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria
4Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria
⁵Science and Education Development Institute, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Chapter 4. Atmospheric Bioaerosol
Shraddha Sanjiv Shirsat¹,Sharad Chandrakant Gangavane¹, Vijay Jagdish Upadhye², Babasaheb Shivmurti Surwase² and Gauri Yogendra Kulkarni³
¹Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT and Biotechnology (RGITBT), Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra, India
²Junior Research Fellow Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, SRTM University, Nanded, Maharashtra, India
³Department of Microbiology, Parul Institute of Applied Sciences (PIAS), Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Chapter 5. An Introduction to Bioaerosols:Properties and Behaviour
Nishi Srivastava
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Chapter 6. Source Apportionment of Atmospheric Aerosol Using Receptor Models: A Simple to Complex Approach
S. K. Sharma
Environmental Sciences and Biomedical Metrology Division, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India

Chapter 7. Source Identification of Aerosols Using Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Composition
S. K. Sharma and T. K. Mandal
Environmental Sciences and Biomedical Metrology Division, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K. S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi, India

Index


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