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Monitoring Air Quality in Beijing with Electrical Particulate Matter Sensors

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2017
EventUlkoilman laatuun ja väestön terveyteen liittyvän uusimman osaamisen ja innovaatiotoiminnan vauhdittaminen (INKA-ILMA/EAKR)-PÄÄTÖSSEMINAARI - Ilmatieteen laitos, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 17 Aug 201717 Aug 2017

Conference

ConferenceUlkoilman laatuun ja väestön terveyteen liittyvän uusimman osaamisen ja innovaatiotoiminnan vauhdittaminen (INKA-ILMA/EAKR)-PÄÄTÖSSEMINAARI
Abbreviated titleINKA Päätösseminaari
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period17/08/1717/08/17

Abstract

In Beijing, air quality is generally very poor. Traffic and coal combustion are major contributors of fine particulate matter (particles smaller than 2.5 µm) (Liu, 2014). Particulate matter is a major cause of premature deaths, accounting for 1.3 million deaths per year in China alone (Lelieveld, 2015). Large sensor networks could be used to identify particle sources, improve dispersion models and allow individuals to avoid dangerous pollution levels. Electrical sensors measure lung-deposited surface area concentration (LDSA), i. e., the surface area of particles that penetrate into the lungs.