Special Issue "Particulate Pollution Related to Vehicle Emission"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2011)
Dr. Deborah S. Gross (Website)
Department of Chemistry, Carleton College, 1 North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057, USA
Fax: +1 507 222 4400
Interests: aerosol chemical composition; aerosol chemistry; single-particle measurement techniques; education
Vehicle ownership is increasing worldwide. This has implications not only for economic growth but also for oil consumption and, relevant to this special issue of Atmosphere, pollutant emissions. In addition to personal transportation, vehicle emissions arise from the commercial transportation sector as well as non-road vehicles, especially those used in construction. The emissions from these engines include gas-phase species (carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, etc.) and particulate matter. The particulate matter emitted is composed of a diverse set of chemicals, including those derived from fuel, lubricating oil, and engine-wear, which have varying effects on local and regional pollution and can impact the global climate. Understanding the dynamics of these emissions, their dependence on the operating conditions and fuel consumed in the engines, and the impacts of these emissions on exposed populations and the environment is a complex task.
In this special issue, we invite publication of papers dealing broadly with the topic of particulate emissions from vehicle sources. These papers should address any of the varied perspectives that will help elucidate the problem of vehicle emissions, including laboratory studies, on-road measurements, and modeling studies of population exposure to these emissions.
Prof. Dr. Deborah Gross
- motor-vehicle emissions
- mobile sources
- on-road emissions
- non-road vehicles
- trace elements
- particulate matter
- heavy-duty vehicle
- light-duty vehicle
- engine emissions