Characterisation of particulate matter arising from urban and transboundary pollution
The objective of this project is to quantify the concentration of particulate matter in the atmosphere of a mid-sized urban area and assess their impact on air quality and human health. The study will use a combination of in situ measurements and laboratory analysis. Some of the specific objectives are: (a) Determining the mass concentration and chemical composition of PM10 and PM2.5, (b) Determining the temporal variability (eg, daily, weekly, weekend, weekday) of pollutant concentrations, (c) establishing relationship between particle mass concentration and atmospheric circulation, (d) Determining the scenarios in which the population would be more susceptible to detrimental air pollution levels and assessing the impact atmospheric particulate matter on human health.
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