New tools for an old problem; Quantifying particulate matter emission factors
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Y. Hsieh
Publication Year: 2012

Cataloging Information

  • aerosols
  • air quality
  • carbon
  • fire management
  • nitrogen
  • north Florida
  • particulates
  • pollution
  • remote sensing
  • S - sulfur
  • Tall Timbers Research Station
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 27822
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'Despite major advances in our understanding of how anthropogenic emissions impact on air quality, there is still very little knowledge of the roll that very small particles play in this pollution and how we can better manage this component of global emissions. Now a U.S. National Science Foundation funded project is making significant inroads into evaluating improvements in the methods for estimating emission factors from particles smaller than 2.5 micrometre diameter (PM2.5), as well as testing the precise effects on emission factors from a range of forest fire conditions. The project, entitled 'Quantifying Particulate Matter Emission Factors from Prescribed Burning with Application to Mitigating the Impact on Air Quality', is testing the hypothesis that current methods available to scientists and the air pollution industry overestimate emission factors and that climate and forest fire conditions are major factors controlling PM2.5 emission factors.'

Hsieh, Y.-P. 2012. New tools for an old problem; Quantifying particulate matter emission factors. International Innovation, p. 75-77.