16th TSI Aerosol Forum on 2014-12-5: Can advanced air purification protocols protect precious historical art from urban air pollution
Subject: Can advanced air purification protocols protect precious historical art from urban air pollution
Speaker: Dr. Frederick Dane Westerdahl
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Dec, 5th, 2014 (Friday)
Location:Room 1102, IEECAS (In Yanxiang Road)
Dr. Westerdahl is an Assistant Professor (courtesy) at Cornell University and until recently was a visiting scholar at City University. Prior to working with Cornell he was a program manager at the California Air Resources Board in the US for over 35 years. During this time at CARB he oversaw extensive health effects, exposure, monitoring and indoor air research activities. Dane completed his Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering at UCLA based on his research into particles found on and near roadways in Los Angeles, Jakarta, Barcelona and in Beijing. Central to his research has been taking advanced monitoring technologies from the laboratory into the environment where people work, play, live and commute—places important for human exposure and health risk assessment. Dane’s work in China has consisted of collecting ultrafine PM, black carbon, NOX and CO on highways which formed the basis for emission factor calculations on over 700 trucks and urban vehicles. He also made extensive measurements of urban ambient PM and black carbon mass and PM size distributions in Beijing before during and after the Olympic Games. This focus on emissions from vehicles has continued in research at CityU in Hong Kong. Beyond these studies he has participated in assessing the impacts of emissions from traffic and how they impact historic art treasures in Italy.