Saturday, November 29, 2008

What is Particulate Matter?

For urban air pollution, among the many pollutants that are critical, the particulate (PM) pollution is the most important.

A working paper, supporting the SIM-air program presents "What is Particulate Matter?". This paper describes the composition of PM (by size and chemistry, primary and secondary), sources estimation based on studies around the world using bottom up (via emissions) and top-down (via source apportionment) methodologies, and impacts of PM on health and environment.

Cities highlighted in the paper are
  • India - Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune
  • Brazil - Sao Paulo
  • Chile - Santiago
  • Mexico - Mexico City
  • Peru - Lima
  • China - Beijing, Shanghai
  • Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar
  • Nepal - Kathmandu
  • Bangladesh - Dhaka
  • Thailand - Bangkok
  • Philippines - Manila
  • Vietnam - Hanoi
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