Mission Statement of the EAA-Working Group

COMBUSTION AEROSOLS (CA)


Combustion aerosols are an important and timely subject since their contribution to global warming and their toxicological effect have been investigated and clarified over the past decades. A broad range of topics is associated with these intentionally or unintentionally produced aerosols. The WG Combustion Aerosols aims to discuss these topics in an interrelated fashion:

 

Sources:

 
Industrial and domestic emissions:
 
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Power Plants
 
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Waste Incineration
 
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Home heating appliances
 
Transport emissions:
 
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Diesel engines (marine, truck, car, on-road machines, biofuels)
 
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Gas-turbine engines, aircraft engines
 
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Rocket engines, milityra smoke
 
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Spark ignition engines
 
Accidental emissions:
 
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Wildland fires, biomass burning
 
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Domestic and industrial/nuclear fires
Combustion emission control technologies:
 
Electrostatic precipitators: interaction with Electrical Effects working group
 
Scrubbers
 
Inertial collectors
 
High efficiency particulate air filter, bag filters
 
Diesel particulate filter
Properties:
 
Number and size distribution: interaction with instrumentation working group
 
Morphology and composition (elemental EDX, OC/EC, TEM, SEM, AFM): interaction with aerosol chemistry working group
 
Optical properties (absorption, scattering, ALS, SAXS, nephelometer)
 
Evolution in the atmosphere, reactivity (hygroscopicity, chemical affinity, adsorption, absorption): interaction with atmospheric aerosol working group
 
Health impact: interaction with particle lung interaction working group
 
Aerosol dynamics in flames and in combustion chambers (nucleation, diffusion limited cluster aggregation, thermophoresis, deposition): interaction with particle lung interaction working group


The members of the WG represent an interdisciplinary group of researchers and experts with an established track record in combustion and high-temperature aerosol processing related areas. They take an active role in planning and supporting the European Aerosol Conference and other events held by the EAA and cooperate with other EAA-Working groups, whose main interest is focused on overlapping issues.

To mission of this WG is to exchange information, promote and disseminate research in the various disciplines which constitute the field of high-T and combustion aerosols, as well as to increase the visibility of this cross-disciplinary research area and to enhance the public awareness and knowledge, regarding this scientific field and its diverse applications to important societal issues involving among others those related with environment, health, energy, and material synthesis.

 

Minutes of the annual meetings: