1203, 2018

Third PMF training course

Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) is a complex mixture of particles emitted by multiple sources. Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) is a widely used receptor model to perform PM source apportionment studies, identifying main sources of pollution and estimating their contributions to PM concentrations in ambient air.

International experts on receptor models and their applications to environmental sciences will offer a comprehensive training course on the use of USEPA PMF 5 program.

The course will cover the following topics:
* Input data uncertainty estimates
* Case studies for contrasting types of environment
* Apportionment of PMx, Organic matter, road dust, etc.
* Coupling of meteorological and epidemiological data

The training course is addressed mostly to PMF beginners (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and environmental technicians).


102, 2018

Short-term effects of ultrafine particles on daily mortality by primary vehicle exhaust versus secondary origin in three Spanish cities

Tobías, A., Rivas, I., Reche, C., Alastuey, A., Rodríguez, S., Fernández-Camacho, R., Sánchez de la Campa, A. M., de la Rosa, J., Sunyer, J. and Querol, X.

Environment International, Volume 111, February 2018, Pages 144-151 (doi:10.1016/j.envint.2017.11.015, 2018)

3001, 2018

Impact of aerosol particle sources on optical properties in urban, regional and remote areas in the north-western Mediterranean

Ealo, M., Alastuey, A., Pérez, N., Ripoll, A., Querol, X. and Pandolfi, M.

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Volume 18, Pages 1149-1169. (doi:10.5194/acp-18-1149-2018, 2018)

112, 2017

Recovery of nutrients (N-P-K) from potassium-rich sludge anaerobic digestion side-streams by integration of a hybrid sorption-membrane ultrafiltration process: use of powder reactive sorbents as nutrient carriers

Hermassi, M., Valderrama, C., Gibert, O., Moreno, N., Querol, X., Batis, N. and Cortina, J.L.

Science of the Total Environment. December 2017. Volumes 599-600, pages 422-430 (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.140)

711, 2017

The “Guidebook of measures to improve urban air quality”

The “Guidebook of measures to improve urban air quality” is a free and useful tool for policy, research, education, industry and environmental agencies to improve air quality in cities in the short and long term.

This Guidebook presents the results of the AIRUSE LIFE Project (LIFE11 ENV/ES/584) offering a state-of-the-art compilation of measures to improve air quality in cities.

The primary goal is to assess Southern European environments, although many of the suggested measures can be applied to other regions. The Guidebook, available in five languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Greek) at www.cleanaircities.net consists of 7 chapters:

  1. Case studies of atmospheric particulate matter (PM) trend analysis and source apportionment
  2. Measures to reduce emissions from construction/demolition works
  3. Measures to reduce emissions from the industrial sector
  4. Measures to reduce emissions from road dust resuspension
  5. Measures to reduce emissions from biomass burning
  6. The experience of Northern and Central Europe in improving urban air quality
  7. A proposed Eco-labelling scheme for European vehicles

Free e-book download or free printed copy request at www.cleanaircities.net

910, 2017

Near-real-time processing of a ceilometer network assisted with sun-photometer data: monitoring a dust outbreak over the Iberian Peninsula

Cazorla, A., Casquero-Vera, J. A., Román, R., Guerrero-Rascado, J. L., Toledano, C., Cachorro, V. E., Orza, J. A. G., Cancillo, M. L., Serrano, A., Titos, G., Pandolfi, M., Alastuey, A., Hanrieder, N. and Alados-Arboledas, L.

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11861-11876 (doi: 10.5194/acp-17-11861-2017, 2017)

909, 2017

Characterization of atmospheric black carbon and co-pollutants in urban and rural areas of Spain

M. Becerril-Valle, E. Coz, A.S.H. Prévôt, G. Močnik, S.N. Pandis, A.M. Sánchez de la Campa, A. Alastuey, E. Díaz, R.M. Pérez, B. Artíñano.

Atmospheric Environment, Volume 169, Pages 36-53 (doi:10.1016/J.ATMOSENV.2017.09.014, 2017)

2507, 2017

Speciation of organic aerosols in the Saharan Air Layer and in the free troposphere westerlies

García, M. I., van Drooge, B. L., Rodríguez, S. and Alastuey, A.

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8939-8958, 2017 (doi:10.5194/acp-17-8939-2017)

2006, 2017

Impact of North America on the aerosol composition in the North Atlantic free troposphere

García, M. I., Rodríguez, S. and Alastuey, A.

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7387–7404, 2017 (10.5194/acp-17-7387-2017)

706, 2017

Elemental composition of ambient aerosols measured with high temporal resolution using an online XRF spectrometer

Furger M., Minguillón M. C., Yadav V., Slowik J. G., Hüglin C., Fröhlich R., Petterson K., Baltensperger U., Prévôt A.S.H.,

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10, 2061-2076

1805, 2017

Quantifying Dry and Wet Deposition Fluxes in Two Regions of Contrasting African Influence: The NE Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands

Castillo, S., Alastuey, A., Cuevas, E., Querol, X. and Avila, A.

Atmosphere. 2017, Vol. 8, Page 86, 8(5), 86 (doi:10.3390/ATMOS8050086, 2017)

105, 2017

Bioaerosols in the Barcelona subway system

Triadó-Margarit, X., Veillette, M., Duchaine, C., Talbot, M., Amato, F., Minguillón, Mc., Martins, V., De Miguel, E., Casamayor, Eo., Moreno, T.

AIndoor Air 27, 564–575(pdf)

105, 2017

Factors controlling particle number concentration and size at metro stations.

Reche C., Moreno T., Martins V., Minguillón M.C., Jones T., de Miguel E., Capdevila M., Centelles S., Querol X

Atmospheric Environment 156, 169-181.

1404, 2017

Spatiotemporal evolution of a severe winter dust event in the western Mediterranean: Aerosol optical and physical properties

Titos, G., Ealo, M., Pandolfi, M., Pérez, N., Sola, Y., Sicard, M., Comerón, A., Querol,X. and Alastuey,A.

J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD026252 (pdf)

2703, 2017

Outdoor and indoor particle characterization from a large and uncontrolled combustion of a tire landfill

Artíñano, B., Gómez-Moreno, F. J., Díaz, E., Amato, F., Pandolfi, M., Alonso-Blanco, E., Coz, E., García-Alonso, S., Becerril-Valle, M., Querol, X., Alastuey, A. and van Drooge, B. L.

Science of the Total Environment, Volumes 593–594, Pages 543-551 (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.148)

1503, 2017

AIRUSE-LIFE +: estimation of natural source contributions to urban ambient air PM10 and PM2. 5 concentrations in southern Europe – implications to compliance with limit values

Diapouli, E., Manousakas, M. I., Vratolis, S., Vasilatou, V., Pateraki, S., Bairachtari, K. A., Querol, X., Amato, F., Alastuey, A., Karanasiou, A. A., Lucarelli, F., Nava, S., Calzolai, G., Gianelle, V. L., Colombi, C., Alves, C., Custódio, D., Pio, C., Spyrou, C., Kallos, G. B. and Eleftheriadis, K.: Diapouli, E., Manousakas, M. I., Vratolis, S., Vasilatou, V., Pateraki, S., Bairachtari, K. A., Querol, X., Amato, F., Alastuey, A., Karanasiou, A. A., Lucarelli, F., Nava, S., Calzolai, G., Gianelle, V. L., Colombi, C., Alves, C., Custódio, D., Pio, C.

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17(5), 3673–3685, doi:10.5194/ACP-17-3673-2017, 2017.

3001, 2017

Identification of technical problems affecting performance of DustTrak DRX aerosol monitors

Rivas, I., Mazaheri, M., Viana, M., Moreno, T., Clifford, S., He, C., Bischof, O. F., Martins, V., Reche, C., Alastuey, A., Alvarez-Pedrerol, M., Sunyer, J., Morawska, L. and Querol, X.

Science of the Total Environment, Volumes 584–585, Pages 849-855 (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.129)

101, 2017

Oxidative Potential of Subway PM2.5

Moreno T., Kelly, F., Dunster, C., Oliete, A., Martins, V., Reche C., Minguillón M.C., Amato, F., Capdevila, M., De Miguel, E., Querol X.

Atmospheric Environment 148, 230-238

212, 2015

ACTRIS ACSM intercomparison – Part 1: Reproducibility of concentration and fragment results from 13 individual Quadrupole Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitors (Q-ACSM) and consistency with co-located instruments

Crenn, V., Sciare, J., Croteau, P. L., Verlhac, S., Fröhlich, R., Belis, C. A., Aas, W., Äijälä, M., Alastuey, A., Artiñano, B., Baisnée, D., Bonnaire, N., Bressi, M., Canagaratna, M., Canonaco, F., Carbone, C., Cavalli, F., Coz, E., Cubison, M. J., Esser-Gietl, J. K., Green, D. C., Gros, V., Heikkinen, L., Herrmann, H., Lunder, C., Minguillón, M. C., Mocnik, G., O’Dowd, C. D., Ovadnevaite, J., Petit, J.-E., Petralia, E., Poulain, L., Priestman, M., Riffault, V., Ripoll, A., Sarda-Estève, R., Slowik, J. G., Setyan, A., Wiedensohler, A., Baltensperger, U., Prévôt, A. S. H., Jayne, J. T. and Favez, O.

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 5063-5087, doi:10.5194/amt-8-5063-2015, 2015.

2805, 2015

Traffic and nucleation events as main sources of ultrafine particles in high-insolation developed world cities

M. Brines, M. Dall’Osto, D. C. S. Beddows, R. M. Harrison, F. Gómez-Moreno, L. Núñez, B. Artíñano, F. Costabile, G. P. Gobbi, F. Salimi, L. Morawska, C. Sioutas, and X. Querol

112, 2013

Case studies of new particle formation and evaporation processes in the western Mediterranean regional background

Cusack M., Pérez N., Pey J., Alastuey A., and Querol X.

Atmospheric Environment 81 (2013) 651-659.

909, 2013

Presenting SAPUSS: solving aerosol problem by using synergistic strategies at Barcelona, Spain

Dall’Osto, M., Querol, X., Alastuey, A., Minguillón, M. C., Alier, M., Amato, F., Brines, M., Cusack, M., Grimalt, J. O., Karanasiou, A., Moreno, T., Pandolfi, M., Pey, J., Reche, C., Ripoll, A., Tauler, R., Van Drooge, B. L., Viana, M., Harrison, R. M., Gietl, J., Beddows, D., Bloss, W., O’Dowd, C., Ceburnis, D., Martucci, G., Ng, N. L., Worsnop, D., Wenger, J., Mc Gillicuddy, E., Sodeau, J., Healy, R., Lucarelli, F., Nava, S., Jimenez, J. L., Gomez Moreno, F., Artíñano, B., Prévôt, A. S. H., Pfaffenberger, L., Frey, S., Wilsenack, F., Casabona, D., Jiménez-Guerrero, P., Gross, D., and Cots, N.

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 8991-9019, doi:10.5194/acp-13-8991-2013, 2013.


107, 2013

Variability of carbonaceous aerosols in remote, rural, urban and industrial environments in Spain: Implications for air quality policy

X. Querol, A. Alastuey, M. Viana, T. Moreno, C. Reche, M. C. Minguillón, A. Ripoll, M. Pandolfi, F. Amato, A. Karanasiou, N. Pérez, J. Pey, M. Cusack, R. Vázquez, F. Plana, M. Dall’Osto, J. de la Rosa, A. Sánchez de la Campa, R. Fernández-Camacho, S. Rodrí­guez, C. Pio, L. Alados-Arboledas, G. Titos, B. Artíñano, P. Salvador, S. García Dos Santos, and R. Fernández Patier
106, 2013

Evidence of biomass burning aerosols in the Barcelona urban environment during winter time

Viana M., Reche C., Amato F., Alastuey A., Querol X., Moreno T., Lucarelli F., Nava S., Cazolai G., Chiari M., Rico M.

Atmospheric Environment, 72, 81-88, 2013

112, 2012

Molecular marker characterization of the organic composition of submicron aerosols from Mediterranean urban and rural environments under contrasting meteorological conditions

Barend L. van Drooge, Cusack, M., Reche, C., Mohr, C., Alastuey, A., Querol, X., Prévôt, A., Douglas, A., Jimenez, J.L., Grimalt, J.O.

Atmos. Environ., 61, 482-489

112, 2012

Emission Factors from road dust resuspension in a Mediterranean freeway

Amato F., Karanasiou A., Moreno T., Alastuey A., Orza J.A.G., Lumbreras J., Borge R., Boldo E., Linares C., Querol X

Atmospheric Environment, 61, 2012, 580-587

612, 2011

On Fossil versus contemporary sources of fine elemental and organic carbonaceous particulate matter during the DAURE campaign in Northeast Spain

Minguillón, M. C., Perron, N., Querol, X., Szidat, S., Fahrni, S. M., Alastuey, A., Jimenez, J. L., Mohr, C., Ortega, A. M., Day, D. A., Lanz, V. A., Wacker, L., Reche, C., Cusack, M., Amato, F., Kiss, G., Hoffer, A., Decesari, S., Moretti, F., Hillamo, R., Teinilä, K., Seco, R., Peñuelas, J., Metzger, A., Schallhart, S., Müller, M., Hansel, A., Burkhart, J. F., Baltensperger, U., and Prévôt, A. S. H.:

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 12067-12084, doi:10.5194/acp-11-12067-2011, 2011.

307, 2011

Peculiarities in atmospheric particle number and size-resolved speciation in an urban area in the western Mediterranean: results from the DAURE campaign

Reche, C., Viana, M., Moreno, T., Querol, X., Alastuey, A., Pey, J., Pandolfi, M., Prévôt, A.S.H., Mohr, C., Richard, A., Artíñano, B., Gómez-Moreno, F., Cots, N.

Atmospheric Environment 45, 5282-5293

107, 2011

New considerations for PM, BC and particle number concentration for air quality monitoring across different European cities

Reche, C., Querol, X., Alastuey, A., Viana, M., Pey, J., Moreno, T., Rodrí­guez, S., González, Y., Fernández-Camacho, R., de la Rosa, J., Dall’Osto, M., Prévôt, A. S. H., Hueglin, C., Harrison, R. M., and Quincey, P.

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 6207-6227, doi:10.5194/acp-11-6207-2011, 2011.