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Environmental Physics Laboratory


Leadership: Dr. Mirjana Tasić
Url: http://www.envpl.ipb.ac.rs/home.htm
Description:
Activities of the Environmental Physics Laboratory include fundamental and applied research related to atmospheric processes, transport and transformation of pollutants (particulate matter and gaseous species) and their impact on environment. Special interest is focused to the following:

- Suspended particulate matter, PM10 (less than 10 micrometers in diameter) and PM2.5 (less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter), with strongly indicated respiratory health effects,
- Ozone and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) concentration measurements,
- Biomonitoring of the trace elemnts atmospheric deposition,
- Trace metals and other elements content in PM10 and PM2.5, vegetation and atmospheric bulk deposition.
- PMF, UNMIX

The research activities are carried out with the aim to assess air quality and to identify the main sources by multivariate receptor modeling (PCA, CA), enrichment factor (EF) calculation and analysis of meteorological conditions effects. The air-back trajectories model is being applied for determination of main sources of pollution in the Belgrade area. Air pollution episodes have been analyzed and key meteorological parameters related to the conditions of the highest concentrations of pollutants have been defined. Based on the studies in the field, laboratory experiments and transport modeling a reliable database will be formed and will present the input parameters for further atmospheric processes research as well as for epidemiological studies on the health status of the population in urban areas and are basic ones for evaluation of the health risk due to ground level air contamination. They could be used to provide scientific evidence for setting up an air pollution control strategy.



Projects:
- Aerosol Remote Sensing with LIDAR
- Emission and transmission of pollutants in an urban area
- Reinforcing Experimental Centre for Non-equilibrium Studies with Application in Nano-technologies, Etching of Integrated Circuits and Environmental Research (COE)
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Members:
Dr. Mirjana Tasić
Research Professor
Dr. Slavica Rajšić
Research Professor


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