Investigation of the chemical and physical basis of oxidative stress generated by particulate matter using the profluorescent probe technique

Stevanovic, Svetlana (2013) Investigation of the chemical and physical basis of oxidative stress generated by particulate matter using the profluorescent probe technique. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Following the growing need for adoption of alternative fuels, this project aimed at getting more information on the oxidative potential of biodiesel particulate matter. Within this scope, the physical and chemical characteristics of biodiesel PM were analysed which lead to identification of reactive organic fractions. An in-house developed proflurescent nitroxide probe was used. This project further developed in-depth understanding of the chemical mechanisms following the detection of the oxidative potential of PM. This knowledge made a significant contribution to our understanding of processes behind negative health effects of pollution and enabled us to further develop new techniques to monitor it.

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ID Code: 62029
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Ristovski, Zoran, Bottle, Steven, & Miljevic, Branka
Keywords: combustion aerosols, combustion-generated particulate matter, diesel exhaust, reactive oxygen species, profluorescent nitroxides, oxidative potential, oxygenated organic aerosols, volatility, health effects of particulate matter, free radicals
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Aug 2013 04:58
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 04:49

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