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PM-DOSE Informe resumido

Project ID: 513849
Financiado con arreglo a: FP6-MOBILITY
País: Greece

Final Activity Report Summary - PM-DOSE (Human exposure to particulate matter and source-to-internal dose relationships)

Measurements

- Continuous outdoor measurements at Akrotiri research station (TUC Crete campus):
- continuous meteorological data measurements (temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction);
-particulate matter (PM10 or PM2.5) concentration measurements using automatic beta radiation attenuation monitor - continuous sampling of atmospheric ozone with ambient ozone monitor.
- Results of PM10 and PM2.5 levels in the Eastern Mediterranean and their seasonal variations have been published in journal water, air and soil pollution and at the conference PRE8.

- Comparative measurement campaigns with various PM instruments at Akrotiri research station:
- meteorological data measurements;
- measurements of atmospheric ozone with ambient ozone monitor;
- PM10 comparative measurement with automatic beta radiation attenuation monitor and low volume sequential particulate sampler and low volume reference sampler.
- Results of comparative measurement have been published in journal water, air and soil pollution.

- Measurement campaign at Akrotiri research station with off-line and on-line instruments:
- meteorological data measurements;
- measurements of atmospheric ozone with ambient ozone monitor;
- PM2.5 measurement with automatic beta radiation attenuation monitor;
- PM10 measurements with sequential particulate sampler and reference sampler;
- particle number size distribution measurements with Andersen impactor - gravimetric, SMPS (CPC + LONG DMA) and FCE (with SHORT DMA) - online particle counters.

- Two measurement campaigns in a detergent factory at the Athens metropolitan area - cooperation with Demokritos Research Centre (Athens):
- measurements of PM in production hall of detergent factory in Athens (the periods of production, the periods of maintenance and the time without any activities) using two real-time photometric monitors Dusttrak, Andersen non-viable impactor, Berner impactor, PM2.5 virtual impactor head, sequential particulate sampler with PM10 head, Dataram4, PDR1200, PDR1000.
- Results were published at the conference PRE8 and in the journal water, air and soil pollution.

Focus - measurement of simulated indoor sources:
- indoor and outdoor PM measurement using Dusttrak and P-Tra;
- measurement of particle size distribution with Scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) and Faraday cup electrometer (FCE);
- continuous monitoring of indoor conditions (temperature and relative humidity) using Tinytag instrument.
- Results were published at the conference EAC2007.

Data analysis:
- statistical analysis for all the collected data sets;
- analysis of PM entering human respiratory system for outdoor measurements and indoor measurements with simulated indoor sources.

Modelling:
- cooperation with PhD students on improvement of the AEROEXPDOSE model for calculation of respiratory tract doses of aerosol particles in human body;
- development and improvement of algorithm for merging aerosol particle size distribution (AMANpsd) data from multiple instruments (SMPS, nano-SMPS and APS);
- code for rearrangement of output data from FCE;
- code for calculation of penetration efficiencies of sampled particle through sampling tubing.

Reported by

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
CHANIA
Greece
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