Key topics

Conference topics in ultrafine particles research and abatement strategies include:

Sources: Emissions, inventories, nucleation, and growth of ambient ultrafine particles

Characterization: Particle size, volume, shape, particle size distribution, chemical composition, oxidative capacity

Air quality: Measurement and methods; modelling atmospheric transformation of particles; monitoring approaches and data; equipment

Climate effects: Role of ultrafine particles in cloud formation and stimulating climate effects; regional aspects

Epidemiology: Epidemiological and human clinical studies with size differentiation of small particles

Health effects and mechanisms: In vivo and in vitro toxicity, transport in the body; relevant research techniques

Abatement strategies and policies: Policy studies on UFP; cost-effective mitigation of PM;

Decision finding: Public hearings, citizen tables