Dear members, 

We are happy to announce International Seminar on Particulate Matter, Human Health Impacts and Transboundary Issues that our association will organize on the 9th December. 

* Abstract

Recently, with accelerated urban development and modernization, air pollution is worsening and its impact on human health has become a main research topic. Air pollutants include gaseous pollutants and particle matters (PM). Particulate Matter (PM) is an air pollutant consisting of a mixture of solid and liquid particles suspended in the air. These particles differ in their physical properties (such as size), chemical composition, etc. PM can either be directly emitted into the air (primary PM) or be formed secondarily in the atmosphere from gaseous precursors (mainly sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ammonia and non-methane volatile organic compounds). Primary PM (and also the precursor gases) can have anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic sources (for primary PM, both biogenic and geogenic sources may contribute to PM levels). In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that outdoor air pollution is carcinogenic to humans, with the particulate matter component (PM10 and PM2.5) of air pollution most closely associated with increased cancer incidence, especially cancer of the lung. Currently, therefore, the studies on quantification and data development of PM, respiratory effects as well as transboundary problems should be conducted. With these important problems and issues, we invited highly renowned researchers in air pollution, particulate matters, human impacts and transboundary issues. In this international seminar, we will discuss and share about these important issues.

Prof. Chung-Hae Park and Prof. Junbeum Kim, co-chairs

* Programme

14:00 – 14:20: Opening & Welcome Speech
Prof. Chung-Hae Park, President of ASCoF

14:20 - 15:00: Dr. Matthew Shapiro (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Northeast Asian Transboundary Air Pollution: Updated to the Political Economy of Particulate Matter

15:00 - 15:40: Dr. YIM Hung Lam, Steve (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Air quality and health impacts of domestic trans-boundary pollution in various regions of China

15:40 - 16:20: Dr. Junbeum Kim (University of Technology of Troyes, France)
Industrial and regional particulate matter (PM) footprint and human respiratory impact in South Korea  

16:20 - 16:40: Coffee break

16:40 - 17:20: Dr. Chen Sha (Beijing University of Technology, China)
Industrial and regional particulate matter (PM) footprint and human respiratory impact in China

17:20 - 18:00: Dr. Guillaume Da (Université Paris-Est, France)

18:00 - 18:30: Panel discussion

19:00 - 20:00: Dinner at HOTEL Restaurant