Air Quality and Climate Online meeting: 18 May 2021  2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Central European Time

Meeting Organization Information

Due to the pandemic situation and its impact on planning and scheduling of conferences and gatherings in 2021 the traditional Ultrafine Particles Symposium, held in Brussels every second year, will be postponed to 2022. But to maintain the scientific and societal contact and exchange on that issue a very condensed three-hours online meeting of the community will be organized free of charge. Meanwhile all around the globe there is now enough experience with digital tools for teaching and conferencing. Nevertheless, this online meeting 2021 does not replace the Symposium in presence.

Registration: click here. Download brochure.

Chairman of the Meeting: Thomas Leisner, KIT Need more information, please contact: ufp@imk-aaf.kit.edu

Ultrafine particles

Ultrafine particles, (UFP), are the smallest constituents of airborne particulate matter and are considered to be causing serious health problems and environmental effects. They may nucleate as a result of combustion processes or result from photochemical reactions of volatile precursor gases, thus showing a clear link to gaseous pollution. Recently, direct emission of man-made nanoparticles, e.g. from the incineration or degradation of synthetic nanomaterials, has attracted considerable attention. 

The scientific focus of the 2021 online meeting will be on interactions between air quality and the Corona pandemia, recent findings, hypothesis, monitoring results, health and impact assessments. Volatile particles and toxic effects, release of UFP e.g. by aircraft emissions, exposure assessment and the effect of lock-down episodes shall be treated.