Characteristics of spatial variation, size distribution, formation and growth of particles in urban environments

Salimi, Farhad (2014) Characteristics of spatial variation, size distribution, formation and growth of particles in urban environments. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis is the first comprehensive study of important parameters relating to aerosols' impact on climate and human health, namely spatial variation, particle size distribution and new particle formation. We determined the importance of spatial variation of particle number concentration in microscale environments, developed a method for particle size parameterisation and provided knowledge about the chemistry of new particle formation. This is a significant contribution to our understanding of processes behind the transformation and dynamics of urban aerosols. This PhD project included extensive measurements of air quality parameters using state of the art instrumentation at each of the 25 sites within the Brisbane metropolitan area and advanced statistical analysis.

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ID Code: 69332
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Morawska, Lidia, Mazaheri, Mandana, & Ristovski, Zoran
Keywords: Aerosols, ultrafine particles, urban, particle number concentration, spatial variation, school, microscale, exposure assessment, particle number size distribution, new particle formation
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: 15 May 2014 04:33
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 02:25

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