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Wood Smoke Advanced Nanoparticulate Study

"Nanoparticles in air, for instance, have moved to the center
of attention because of their well documented effect on public health (Peters et al.,
2000). They are deposited in the alveoles of the lung, where the defense mechanisms
of the human body are weak; in this way, a number of toxic chemicals adsorbed at
the nanoparticle surface penetrate into the human body using the nanoparticles as
vehicles. Another example is the precipitation forming process in clouds. It depends
to a large extent on the presence of nanoparticles acting as condensation nuclei for
ice and water. This has a significant influence on the albedo of the earth and on rain
and snowfall (Rosenfeld, 2000). "

Surface Spectroscopy of Nanoparticles (PDF, 824 KB)
A dissertation submitted by Alejandro Niels Keller Perez
for the degree of Doctor of Natural Sciences

Validation of POP Emission Estimates with Environmental (pdf)
This is a discussion of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) in Germany. When trying to separate out sources of carcinogenic pollution they found their research was confounded by high amounts of wood smoke pollution.

Wood Smoke Particle Research Abstracts

Wood Smoke Bibliographies

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