Particulates Matter: Impact, Measurement, and Remediation of Airborne Pollutants offers a high-quality reference guide to PM that will greatly benefit technology leaders in environmental compliance groups, epidemiologists and other public health professionals focused on pollution and health, and researchers and scholars working in pollution, climate change, and urbanization. It may also be useful to advanced undergraduate and low-level graduate students in environmental sciences.
- Includes a summary of the current knowledge on nanoparticles as pollutants and their negative health effects- Provides a framework for the evolution and maturation of air pollution characterization and mitigation- Describes an integrated set of engineered solutions that account for the concatenated relationships between technology, policy, and society necessary for long-term success
Part I 1. Introduction: Why Should You Care about PM? 2. Principal Categories of Anthropogenic PM
Part II: Particle Size: Beneficial and Adverse Impacts of Differences in Size 3. Size Matters 4. Health Effects
Part III: Measuring and Mitigating 5. An Organizing Paradigm for Measurement and Mitigation of PM 6. Detection Methods 7. Traditional Mitigation Methods
Part IV: Engineered Solutions for PM Amelioration and Elimination 8. Clean Coal Not an Oxymoron 9. Wood and Other Cellulose Combustion 10. Reducing PM in Diesel Engine Exhaust 11. Electric Vehicles: Transformational Solution for Low PM Transportation
Part V: Charting the Future for Research and Policy 12. Science Informing Policy 13. Research Directions: Key Investments That Will Yield Results
Part VI: Conclusions
Vikram Rao is the executive director of Research Triangle Energy Consortium since September 2008. He also advises the non-profit RTI International, the venture capitalist Energy Ventures AS, and firms BioLargo Inc., Global Energy Talent Ltd., Alchemy Sciences and Biota Technology. He previously spent 9 years with Halliburton, including serving as senior vice president and chief technology officer, where he was responsible for Halliburton's technology effort and intellectual asset management and is past-Chairman of the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission. Dr. Rao is the author of more than 40 publications and has been awarded 42 United States patents and foreign analogs in fields that include non-ferrous metal refining, alloy formulations, and oil and gas technology.